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The Committee on Lectures and Publications has 
the honor to present herewith the sixteenth number 
of the Society's Year Book, with which is combined 
the annual reports for the year 1938. 

Robert G. Stone, Chairman. 
Boston, Mass. 
May 15, 1939. 

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Table of Contents 

Foreword 3 

Officers for 1939 9 

Committees for 1939 11 

Medals and Certificates Awarded in 1938 13 

Medal Awards Announced -- 

Horticultural Hall as a Garden Center 28 

Paintings Bequeathed to the Society 32 

Gardens and Exhibits. 1938 and 1939 33 

Library Accessions 47 

Gifts to the Library 57 

Periodicals Received, 1938 60 

Garden Clubs Not Members of Massachusetts Federation . 67 

Exhibitions in 1939 73 

Benevolent Fraternity Fruit and Flower Mission . .75 

Necrology 76 

Annual Meeting. 1939 81 

The President's Address 81 

Report of the Secretary 84 

Report of the Treasurer 87 

Report of the Library Committee 96 

Report of the Committee on Exhibitions 97 

Report of the Committee on Prizes 100 

Report of the Committee on Lectures and Publications . 102 

Report of the Committee on the Exhibition of the 
Products of Children's Gardens 103 

The Result of the Balloting 104 

Honorary Member 105 

Corresponding Members 105 

New Members, 1938 107 

List of Illustrations 

Professor Oakes Ames 8 

Winthrop L. Carter 10 

Fletcher Steele 12 

Dr. David Fairchild 22 

Professor Edward A. White : . . 22 

Alex Gumming, Jr 23 

Joseph B. Gable ............... 23 

Robert Moses 24 

John C. Wister 25 

Joseph A. Winsock 25 

Home of Miss Alice G. Higgins, who was awarded the Albert 
C. Burrage Porch Prize in 1938 ..'.." 26 

Appleton Farms, awarded the Society's gold medal in 1938 29 

Gardens and Exhibits at the August and November Flower 
Shows in 1938 and the Spring Flower Show in 1939 33-46 

Library of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society . . .51 

A section of the business office of the Massachusetts Horti- 
cultural Society at Horticultural Hall 74 

Estate of Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey G. Whitney 78 

The President's Gallery in Horticultural Hall 80 

Section of Court, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum ... 85 

Bay window awarded medal at Philadelphia Spring Flower 
Show 99 

Professor Oakes Ames 

Re-elected a vice-president of the Massachusetts Horticultural 

Society at the annual meeting, May 1, 1939. 







William Ellery 
Oakes Ames 


*John S. Ames 

*Oakes Ames 
George W. Butterworth (1940) 
Winthrop L. Carter (1940) 
Miss Marian R. Case (1942) 
Mrs. S. V. R. Crosby (1940) 
Charles K. Cummings (1942) 

* Willi am Ellery 
Samuel J. Goddard (1941) 

Walter Hun ne well (1940) 
Harlan P. Kelsey (1942) 
Elmer D. Merrill (1941) 
Harold S. Ross (1941) 
Fletcher Steele (1942) 
Robert G. Stone (1940) 
Mrs. Bayard Thayer (1941) 
Mrs. Roger S. Warner (1942) 
*Edwtn S. Webster 

William P. Wolcott (1941 


John S. Ames 

Assistant Treasurer 
Walter Hunnewell 


Edward I. Farrington 

^Members ex officio. 
Dates given are those of expiration of terms. 

Mr. Winthrop L. Carter 

Appointed a trustee in 1938 to fill out the unexpired term of Mr. Robert 

H. Roland, who resigned because moving to Chicago. 

For the Year Ending May 6, 1940 

Executive Committee 




Finance Committee 



Budget Committee 




Membership Committee 



Committee on Exhibitions 

RAY M. KOON, Chairman 


Committee on Prizes 




Committee on Library 

OAKES AMES, Chairman 


Committee on Lectures and Publications 


Committee on Special Medals 

OAKES AMES, Chairman 


Committee on Gardens 




Committee on Building 



Committee on Children's Garden Exhibitions 



Committee on the Albert C. Burrage Gold Vase 




Nominating Committee 



Mr. Fletcher Steele 
Elected a trustee at the annual meeting in 1939. 

Medals and Certificates Awarded 

in 1938 

The Albert C. Burrage Gold Vase 

Mr. and Mrs. Ben : Perley Poore Moseley, Ipswich, for an azalea garden 
at the Spring Show. 

George Robert White Medal of Honor 

Robert Moses, Commissioner of Parks, Xew York City. 

Thomas Roland Medal 

Alex Cumming, Jr., Bristol, Conn., originator of Korean chrysanthe- 
mum hybrids and other perennials. 

Jackson Dawson Memorial Medal 

Joseph B. Gable, Stewartstown, Penna., hybridizer and propagator of 

H. H. Hunnewell Medal 

Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey G. Whitney, for their estate at Milton. 

President's Cup 

Mr. and Mrs. Ben : Perley Poore Moseley, for an azalea garden at the 
Spring Show. 

Gold Medal of the Horticultural Society of New York 

Massachusetts Department of Conservation, for a Berkshire Hillside at 
the Spring Show. 

Gold Medal of The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society 

Mrs. Galen L. Stone, for a group of acacias at the Spring Show. 

Beacon Hill Garden Club Cup 

Chestnut Hill Garden Club, for most charming garden club exhibit. 

Trophy of the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture 
Thomas Roland, Inc., for a group of cypripediums at the Spring Show. 

Special Gold Medal Certificate 

Joseph A. Winsoek, for exceptional skill in the forcing of 30 lily varie- 
ties into full flower at one time. 

Crystal Vases 
A. Frylink & Sons, Inc., for daffodil Agra, best bloom in the show. 



Mrs. Oliver Hall, for flower arrangements in the modern home at the 

Spring Show. 
Mrs. Harold Plimpton, for flower arrangements in the modern home 

at the Spring Show. 
Mrs. C. G. Weld, for tulip Mrs. Harold I. Pratt, best bloom in the show. 

Large Gold Medals 

Appleton Farms, Ipswich, a farmstead for three centuries tilled and 

cherished as an habitation by the Appleton Family. 
Cherry Hill Nurseries, West Newbury, for many years of highly valued 

David Fairchild, Coconut Grove, Florida, for introducing new fruits. 
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, for the horticultural excellence of 

its court. 
Professor Edward A. White, Cornell University, for his horticultural 

teachings over a long term of years. 
John C. Wister, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 

Iris, Peony and Bulb authority and author of several books. 

Gold Medals 

L. Sherman Adams Company (at Elkins Park, Pa.), for Miltonia 
bleuana var. aureum, — the best plant in the show. 

L. Sherman Adams Company, for a group of orchids (2). 

American Rock Garden Society, for two contrasting rock gardens at 
the Spring Show. 

George P. Barr, for a display of carnations at the Spring Show. 

Joseph Breck & Sons, for a display of daffodils at the Spring Show. 

Cherry Hill Nurseries, for a planting of azaleas and rhododendrons at 
the Spring Show. 

Cherry Hill Nurseries, for a comprehensive exhibit of peonies, rhodo- 
dendrons and azaleas. 

W. N. Craig, for a display of rock and alpine plants at the Spring 

Mr. and Mrs. Francis B. Crowninshield, for a group of chrysanthe- 
mums with suitable accessories. 

Will C. Curtis, for a table rock garden at the Spring Show. 

A. Frylink & Sons, Inc., for a display of daffodils. 

Mrs. Homer Gage, for a modern garden at the Spring Show. 

Ormond Hamilton, for a transition planting at the Spring Show. 

Alexander I. Heimlich, for a ledge garden at the Spring Show. 

Miss Alice G. Higgins, Newburyport, for a porch overlooking a garden. 

Little Tree Farms, for a mirror garden at the Spring Show. 

Massachusetts Audubon Society, Inc., for the sanctuary path at the 
Spring Show. 


Massachusetts Department of Conservation, for a Berkshire hillside 

at the Spring Show. 
Massachusetts State College and the New England Wild Flower Preser- 
vation Society, Inc., for a nature trail at the Spring Show. 
Mr. and Mrs. Ben : Perley Poore Moseley, for an azalea garden at the 

Spring Show. 
North Street Greenhouses, for a group of Rex begonias. 
Orchidvale, Mrs. A. C. Burrage, for a naturalistic group of orchids at 

the Spring Show. 
A. N. Pierson, Inc., for a display of roses at the Spring Show. 
Planters Garden Club (at Philadelphia), for an evergreen garden. 
Thomas Roland, Inc., for a group of cypripediums at the Spring Show. 
Seabrook Nurseries, for a display of gladiolus — the most meritorious 

exhibit in the Gladiolus Show. 
Wm. Sim & Son, for the most meritorious exhibit in the Boston Show 

of the American Carnation Society. 
Mrs. Galen L. Stone, for a group of acacias at the Spring Show. 
Mr. and Mrs. Diego Suarez, Syosset, (at New York) for a border of 

Tow Path Gardens, Inc., for a picturesque scene at the Spring Show. 
C. J. Van Bourgondien, for large-flowering f reesias at the Spring Show. 
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Van Beuren, for a lily garden at the Spring Show. 

Silver Medals 

L. Sherman Adams Company, for a collection of orchids. 

L. Sherman Adams Company, for a group of orchids. 

Francis M. Andrews, for the terrarium scoring the most points. 

Aquarium Club of the Teachers College, for a water plant exhibit at 

the Spring Show. 
Dr. Thomas Barbour, for a display of vegetables. 
George P. Barr, for a display of carnations at the Spring Show. 
Ira Beals, for the most meritorious terrarium at the Spring Show. 
Ernest Borowski, for a chrysanthemum garden. 
Mrs. J. D. Cameron Bradley, for a collection of camellias. 
Mrs. E. D. Brandegee, for a group of clivias at the Spring Show. 
Joseph Breck & Sons, for a display of annuals. 
Joseph Breck & Sons, for a display of tulips. 
W. Atlee Burpee, for an artistic trade booth at the Spring Show. 
Butterworth's, for orchids staged in shadow boxes. 
F. I. Carter & Sons, for a group of cacti and succulents at the Spring 

Mr. and Mrs. Francis B. Crowninshield, for a display of sweet peas. 
Will C. Curtis, for an exhibit showing propagation of native plants at 

the Spring Show. 


Louis Dupuy Greenhouses, for a collection of camellias. 

Alvan T. Fuller, for a section of a garden with statuary at the Spring 

Ormond Hamilton, for a naturalistic garden at the Spring Show. 
Miss Harriet E. Lemaire, for a bog garden. 
Lohrman Seed Company, for an artistic trade booth at the Spring 

Lord & Burnham Co., for an artistic trade booth at the Spring Show. 
C. H. Lothrop, for snapdragon Lothrop at the Spring Show. 
Northern Nut Growers Association, Inc., for an outstanding collection 

of nuts from all parts of the world. 
Orchidvale, Mrs. A. C. Burrage, for Grammatophyllum speciosum. 
Oregon Bulb Farms, for a collection of daffodils. 
Professor A. P. Saunders, for a display of seedling peonies. 
Win. Sim Carnation Co., Inc., for a meritorious exhibit at the Boston 

Show of the American Carnation Society. 
John Sullivan, for begonia Exquisite. 

Vaughan's Seed Store, for an artistic trade booth at the Spring Show. 
Fred P. Webber, for a display of small-flowered and foreign dahlias. 
Fred P. Webber, for seedling dahlias scoring most points. 
Edwin S. Webster, for a group of chrysanthemums. 
Edwin S. Webster, for a display of tulips. 
Mrs. C. G. Weld, for a display of tulips. 

Bronze Medals 

Joseph Breck & Sons, for an artistic trade booth at the Spring Show. 

Butterworth's, for orchids arranged in shadow boxes. 

John Robert Doig, Orchidvale, for a descriptive group of orchids from 

the seedling to the flowering stage exhibited at the Spring Show. 
Hoffman Conservatories, Inc., for a group of cascade chrysanthemums. 
Andrew R. Kennedy, Inc., for an artistic trade booth at the Spring 

J. J. LaMontagne & Son, for a meritorious exhibit at the Boston Show 

of the American Carnation Society. 
Walter Leonard, for a display of strawberries. 
Mrs. C. G. Mixter, for Mary Gage chrysanthemum plants. 
North Street Greenhouses, for a group of begonias at the Spring Show. 
Perry Seed Company, for an artistic trade booth at the Spring Show. 
John D. Runkle School, for a model of a Southern plantation at the 

Spring Show. 
Mrs. Bayard Thayer, for a display of camellias. 
Edwin S. Webster, for a group of orchids. 


Bronze Medals for Children's Gardens, Donated by 

Miss Marian Roby Case, Hillcrest Gardens, 

Weston, Massachusetts 

Noel Brown, Feeding Hills 

Bradford Brush, Vineyard Haven 

Peter Cann, Boxboro 

Charles F. Carpenter, Jamaica Plain 

Joseph Clancy, Montello 

Frank C. Cogliano, Lexington 

Robert L. Duvall, Maiden 

Theresa Gladu, Cochituate 

Marcella Hagman, Springfield 

Daniel Hallisey, Brockton 

Russell Hibbard, North Hadley 

Herbert and Robert Holmes, Chicopee 

Richard Jillson, North Adams 

Harriet Kelso, Chester 

Philip F. Kennedy, Milton 

Leo LeBlanc, Framingham 

Clifton F. Lord, Everett 

Paul F. McAlinden, Sterling 

Mary J. Mignosa, Waltham 

Edward Poirier, Dodgeville 

Richard C. Smith, Stow 

Thomas J. Smith, Bridgewater 

George Stedman, Campello 

Alice Tomaszewski, Easthampton 

Walter Travers, Taunton 

William Vickery, Campello 

Edgar Viens, New Bedford 

First Class Certificate 

Cypripedium radina, Creslow var., exhibited by L. Sherman Adams 

Freesia Snowstorm, exhibited by C. J. Van Bourgondien. 
Freesia Sulphur Queen, exhibited by C. J. Van Bourgondien. 
Gladiolus Lord Selkirk, exhibited by Jerry Twomey. 
Miltonia Gloria Mundi, exhibited by L. Sherman Adams Company. 
Odontoglossum Abbess, exhibited by L. Sherman Adams Company. 
Odontoglossum crispum, var. Florabelle, exhibited by L. Sherman 

Adams Company. 
Rose Queen Mary, exhibited by A. N. Pierson, Inc. 
Rose Signet, exhibited by A. N. Pierson, Inc. 
Snapdragon Lothrop, exhibited by C. H. Lothrop. 


Award of Merit 

Aster subcceruleus Star of Eisenach, exhibited by the Waltham Field 

Begonia Baardse's Oranjeson, exhibited by Edward Norberg, Jr. 

Brassolceliocattleya Afterglow, exhibited by Butterworth's. 

Brassolceliocattleya Gordon Highlander, exhibited by Orchidvale, Mrs. 
A. C. Burrage 

Brassolceliocattleya Yellow Hammer, Melchett's var., exhibited by 
Orchidvale, Mrs. A. C. Burrage. 

Carnation Maribel Vinson, exhibited by S. E. Shaw. 

Cattleya Illustrious, February var., exhibited by L. Sherman Adams 

Cattleya Dinah, var. Wellesley, exhibited by L. Sherman Adams Com- 

Chrysanthemum Clark L. Thayer, exhibited by Bristol Nurseries, Inc. 

Chrysanthemum Victory, exhibited by Cummings the Florist. 

Cymbidium Edith, exhibited by Butterworth's. 

Cypripedium Chardmore var. W. H. Page, exhibited by Edwin S. 

Cypripedium Grace Darling var. Princess, exhibited by Edwin S. 

Cypripedium Lemani Duds, exhibited by L. Sherman Adams Company. 

Cypripedium majorum, exhibited by Thomas Roland, Inc. 

Cypripedium maudice coloratum var. nigrum, exhibited by L. Sherman 
Adams Company. 

Cypripedium Mrs. Edwin S. Webster, exhibited by Edwin S. Webster. 

Cypripedium Nena Our Queen, exhibited by Edwin S. Webster. 

Cypripedium Petrel, formosum var., exhibited by L. Sherman Adams 

Freesia King of the Yellow, exhibited by C. J. Van Bourgondien. 

Freesia Painted Lady, exhibited by C. J. Van Bourgondien. 

Freesia The Emperor, exhibited by C. J. Van Bourgondien. 

Gladiolus Charlene, exhibited by James H. LaSalle. 

Gladiolus Flora Farmer, exhibited by E. A. Quackenbush. 

Gladiolus Nymph, exhibited by Joseph Breek & Sons. 

Iris Black Magic, exhibited by Edwin S. Webster. 

Larkspur White Queen, exhibited by Walter H. Golby. 

Lcclio cattleya Hyperion, exhibited by Edwin S. Webster. 

Lcslio cattleya Jacquinetta, exhibited by L. Sherman Adams Company. 

Lceliocattleya Sargon, exhibited by Orchidvale, Mrs. A. C. Burrage. 

Lycaste Skinneri amozna, exhibited by L. Sherman Adams Co. 

Miltonia Cappamagna, exhibited by L. Sherman Adams Company. 

Miltonia Lycsena var. Triumph, exhibited by L. Sherman Adams Com- 


Odontoglossum Brimstone Butterfly var. Orange Queen, exhibited by 
L. Sherman Adams Company. 

Odontoglossum crispum var. L. Sherman Adams, exhibited by L. 
Sherman Adams Company. 

Odontoma Ambassador, exhibited by L. Sherman Adams Company. 

Odontoma Amphea, exhibited by L. Sherman Adams Company. 

Peony Marta, exhibited by Professor A. P. Saunders. 

Snapdragon Lothrop, exhibited by C. H. Lothrop. 

Sophrolceliocattleya Hermes var. Redwing, exhibited by L. Sherman 
Adams Company. 

Sweet Pea Dream, exhibited by W. Atlee Burpee Company. 

Vanda ccerulea, Sapphire var., exhibited by L. Sherman Adams Com- 

Vanda moorei, exhibited by Orchidvale, Mrs. A. C. Burrage. 

Vote of Commendation 

Carnation Albania, exhibited by Wm. Sim & Son. 

Carnation Dirigo, exhibited by S trout's, Inc. 

Carnation Gardenia, exhibited by Wm. Sim & Son. 

Carnation Hermosa, exhibited by S. J. Goddard. 

Carnation Virginia Rose, exhibited by C. B. Johnson. 

Carnation White Beauty, exhibited by C. B. Johnson. 

Carnation York Beauty, exhibited by Charles A. Schaefer. 

Chrysanthemum Agate, exhibited by Elmer D. Smith & Co. 

Chrysanthemum Ottawa, exhibited by Elmer D. Smith & Co. 

Chrysanthemum Rosy Dot, exhibited by Elmer D. Smith & Co. 

Chrysanthemum Ruffles, exhibited by Cummings the Florist. 

Crithmum maritimum or samphire, exhibited by Richard H. Stiles. 

Iris Sindpers, exhibited by W. N. Craig. 

Kalmiopsis leachiana, exhibited by W. N. Craig. 

Lceliocattleya Geraldine S. Thompson, exhibited by L. Sherman Adams 

Marigold Burpee Gold, exhibited by W. Atlee Burpee Co. 
Marigold Flaming Fire, exhibited by W. Atlee Burpee Co. 
Marigold King's Ransom, exhibited by W. Atlee Burpee Co. 
Marigold Yellow Crown, exhibited by W. Atlee Burpee Co. 
Odontioda Alomea var. Princess, exhibited by L. Sherman Adams 

Peony Argosy, exhibited by Professor A. P. Saunders. 
Peony Black Pirate, exhibited by Professor A. P. Saunders. 
Summer Squash Early Prolific, exhibited by Walter S. Hopkins, Jr. 
Sweet Pea Better Baltimore, exhibited by W. Atlee Burpee Co. 
Sweet Pea Lively, exhibited by W. Atlee Burpee Co. 
Viola odorata semperflorens, exhibited by W. N. Craig. 


Cultural Certificate 

Peter Arnott, for a group of cypripediums. 

Peter Arnott, for a roof garden. 

G. S. Bradley, for Calanthe lascelliana. 

G. S. Bradley, for Ccelogyne cristata. 

Butterworth's, for dendrobiums. 

Will C. Curtis, for an exhibit showing the propagation of native plants. 

John S. Doig, for Cypripedium San Actseus var. Cravens. 

John S. Doig, for Grammatophyllum speciosum. 

George Palmer, for Lcelia anceps. 

Richard H. Stiles, for sweet-scented geraniums. 

Mrs. Lucien B. Taylor, for Loropetalum chinense. 

C. J. VanBourgondien, for large-flowering freesias. 

Louis Vasseur and David Tappan, for trained clematis. 

Vote of Thanks 

Arnold Arboretum, for a collection of crabapples. 

Arnold Arboretum, for a collection of nuts. 

Arnold Arboretum, for a collection of viburnums. 

Boston Teachers College Greenhouse, for a plant propagating and 

developing case. 
Mrs. Ernest Borowski, for coreopsis or Leptosyne maritima. 
Mrs. Ernest Borowski, for flowers in glass bowls. 
Robert Borowski, for a dish garden. 
Mrs. E. D. Brandegee, for a display of camellias. 
W. Atlee Burpee Co., for marigold Golden West. 
Mrs. Henry B. Cabot, for a plate of camellias. 
Rosario Coppola, for a cyclamen plant. 
Mrs. John S. Curtis, for Cyclamen persicum species. 
Richard C. Curtis, for a plate of camellias. 
Ellery Nurseries, for a collection of dahlia seedlings. 
Ellery Nurseries, for a collection of seedling pompon dahlias. 
George P. Gardner, Jr., for a display of camellias. 
George P. Gardner, Jr., for a group of flowering plants. 
Mrs. Clement S. Houghton, for Petunia Mrs. William K. DuPont. 
F. W. Hunnewell, for Lceliocattleya Frederick Boil. 
C. S. Keirstead & Son, for pansies. 
Dr. W. G. Kendall, for Grape Ribier. 
Mrs. E. M. Marcy, for a bowl of Burpee Gold Marigolds. 
Mrs. M. J. Merrill, for Clapp's Favorite Pears. 
Mrs. Ralph N. S. Merritt, for Apple Star King. 
North Street Greenhouses, for Ursinia pulchra, 
Orchidvale, Mrs. A. C. Burrage, for Cypripedium Purity Cross. 


Heinrich Rohrbach, for Viola odorata semperflorens, Rohrbach's 

Mrs. R. M. Saltonstall, for cinerarias. 
Mrs. John Selling for a vase of seedling snapdragons. 
Dr. George C. Shattuck, for a display of camellias. 
Wm. Sim & Son, for Carnation Albania. 
Wm. Sim & Son, for mixed carnation seedlings. 
Strout's, Inc., for a display of carnations. 

Botanical Certificate 

Ccelogyne sparsa, exhibited by F. W. Hunnewell. 

Epidendrum polybulbon, exhibited by Orchidvale, Mrs. A. C. Burrage. 

Honorable Mention 

Calanthe regnieri, exhibited by F. W. Hunnewell. 

Camellias, exhibited by Mrs. A. C. Burrage, Seahome. 

Double Crimson Camellias, exhibited by Mrs. Henry P. Cabot. 

Double Pink Camellias, exhibited by Charles K. Cummings. 

Double White Camellias, exhibited by George P. Gardner, Jr. 

Single White Camellias, exhibited by Mrs. John G. Coolidge. 

Variegated Camellias, exhibited by Mrs. John S. Ames. 

Camellias, any other type or color, exhibited by George P. Gardner, Jr. 

Christmas Creche, exhibited by Margaret Ann Chadwell. 

Christmas Creche, exhibited by Hedge School. 

Christmas Creche, exhibited by the North Bennet Street Industrial 

Triumph Cyclamen, exhibited by Mrs. John S. Curtis. 
Collection of daffodils, exhibited by W. N. Craig. 
Collection of daffodils, exhibited by Mrs. Thomas Motley, Jr. 
Vase of delphiniums, Pappas hybrids, exhibited by Rock Maple 

Collection of flowering plants, exhibited by Mrs. R. M. Saltonstall. 
Group of flowering plants, exhibited by W. N. Craig. 
Group of muscari armeniacum, exhibited by W. N. Craig. 
Giant Hybrid Schizanthus, exhibited by Mrs. John S. Curtis. 
Star of Bethlehem, Ornithogalum thyrsoides , exhibited by Mrs. Ernest 

Sweet Pea Vera, exhibited by W. Atlee Burpee Co. 
Verbena venosa alba, exhibited by Walter H. Golby. 

Blue Ribbon Garden Certificate 

Mrs. Lindsley Loring, Westwood, for a large and comprehensive 
collection of irises grown by an amateur. 



Dr. David Fairchild 

Awarded the 

Society's gold medal 

in 1938. 

Professor Edward A. White 

Awarded the 

Society's gold medal 

in 193S. 



Mr. Alex Cumming, Jr. 

Awarded the 

Thomas Roland Medal 

in 1938. 

- - — • 

Mr. Joseph B. Gable 

Awarded the 

Jackson Dawson Memorial 

Medal in 1938. 

Mr. Robert Moses 
Park Commissioner of New York City 

Awarded the 
George Robert White Medal of Hondr. 

Medal Awards Announced 

At a meeting of the trustees held on November 2, 1938, 
Professor Oakes Ames, chairman of the committee on special 
medals, recommended that the George Robert White Medal of 
Honor, be awarded to Mr. Robert Moses, park commissioner of 
New York City, for his remarkable work in extending the 
park system of that city, in the planting and preservation of 
trees, and in teaching the love of nature to the younger genera- 
tion. Mr. Moses is the outstanding figure in the country in his 
line of work, and was considered by the committee to be a logi- 
cal recipient of the White medal, the country's outstanding 
horticultural award of merit. The committee also recom- 




Mr. John C. Wister 
Awarded a gold medal in 1938. 

Mr. Joseph A. Winsock 

Awarded a special gold certificate 

in 1938. 

mended the award of the 
Thomas Roland medal to 
Mr. Alex dimming, Jr. of 
Bristol, Conn. Mr. Cum- 
ming has made himself 
famous by his work in de- 
veloping Korean hybrid 
chrysanthemums, as well as 
by originating other peren- 
nials which have come into 
popular use. Mr. Cumming 
has recently published a 
book about chrysanthe- 
mums, and has in Bristol an 
exhibit every Fall which 
attracts thousands of visi- 

The committee recom- 
mended the award of the 
Jackson Dawson Medal to 
Mr. Joseph G. Gable of 
Stewartstown, Pa., for his 
work as a hybridizer and 
propagator of rhododen- 
drons. Mr. Gable had de- 
veloped a number of 
rhododendron varieties 
suitable for growing under 
American conditions and 
thereby had attributed 
much to the advancement 
of American horticulture. 

It was the recommenda- 
tion of the committee that 
the Society's gold medal be 
awarded to two men whose 
work had given them dis- 
tinction — Professor Ed- 
ward A. White of Cornell 
University and Mr. John C. 
Wister of Philadelphia, sec- 



retary of The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Professor 
White, who has long been a member of the staff at Cornell, was 
given this medal because, to use the words of the committee, 
"His teaching over a long term of years has had a profound 
influence on the lives of many horticultural students." Mr. 
Wister is an iris, peony, and bulb authority, author of several 
books, and a man whose high horticultural standing has long 
been recognized. The trustees immediately voted to adopt all 
the recommendations of the committee and to make the awards 

At a meeting of the trustees on December 8, 1938, Mr. 
Hunnewell, as chairman of the committee on the Albert C. 
Burrage Gold Vase, recommended the award of the vase to 
Mr. and Mrs. Ben : Perley Poore Moseley of Ipswich, for the 
exhibit staged by them at the Spring show, 1938, it being con- 
sidered the outstanding exhibit of the year. 

At the same meeting Mrs. Koger S. Warner, chairman of 

Home of Miss Alice G. Higgins, who was awarded the Albert C. Burrage 
Porch Prize in 1938, before and after the porch was added. 


the committee on gardens, made several recommendations for 
that committee, as follows : 

The award of the H. H. Hunnewell gold medal to Mr. and 
Mrs. Geoffrey G. Whitney of Milton, for an estate of unusual 
excellence, containing gardens of several types and planted 
with much choice material. 

The award of the Society's gold medal to Appleton Farms, 
Ipswich, "a farmstead for three centuries, tilled and cherished 
as an habitation by the Appleton family." 

The award of the Society's gold medal to the Isabella Stewart 
Gardner Museum for the garden court which it contains and 
the high quality of the plants shown there. 

The award of a blue ribbon certificate to Mrs. Lindsley 
Loring of Westwood for a large collection of irises grown by 
an amateur. 

The award of the Albert C. Burr age Porch Prize to Miss 
Alice G. Higgins of Newburyport for an attractive porch 
attached in 1938 to a house already standing, as required in 
the deed of the gift by which this fund was established. 

At a meeting of the trustees on January 9, 1939, a gold medal 
from the William N. Craig Fund was voted to Mr. and Mrs. 
M. M. Van Beuren of Newport as a special award for their 
exhibit at tulTSpring show "in 1938. This exhibit was so out- 
standing that Mr. Joseph A. Winsock, superintendent for Mr. 
and Mrs. Van Beuren, had previously been voted a special gold 
certificate for his exceptional skill in the forcing of 30 lily 
varieties into full flower at one time — something never before 

Horticultural Hall as a 
Garden Center 

Garden clubs in eastern Massachusetts are sometimes asked 
how it happens that these organizations have never established 
a garden center in Boston. There is only one logical answer 
and that is the one invariably given — Horticultural Hall con- 
stitutes the most completely equipped and the most far-reaching 
garden center in America. It offers all that any garden center 
can offer and much more besides. 

For many years, Horticultural Hall has been the center of 
the activities of most horticultural organizations in eastern 
New England. According to the History of the Massachusetts 
Horticultural Society, the first suggestion of a state federation 
of garden clubs in Massachusetts was made by an officer of the 
horticultural society and a meeting to consider the matter was 
held at Horticultural Hall in 1924. The outgrowth of this 
meeting was the organization of the present federation, which 
has looked upon Horticultural Hall as its headquarters ever 
since that time. Various garden club committees meet here 
regularly throughout the year. Lectures are occasionally held 
by the federation and the mid-Winter meeting has come to be 
an important event. 

Certain of the garden clubs have had a very active part in 
the Spring exhibitions conducted by the society and liberal 
appropriations are made in behalf of their displays. The writer 
remembers, however, that in the early days it was difficult to 
persuade the exhibition committees to allot more than a very 
small amount of space to the garden clubs. In later years their 
co-operation and assistance have been greatly appreciated. 

The garden clubs realize that every facility at Horticultural 
Hall is at their disposal at all times. They understand that the 
Library contains a greater number of bulletins, a greater num- 
ber of horticultural magazines and many more of the current 
books than can be found in any so-called garden center in 
America. They know that experts are always on hand to 
answer questions and that Horticulture is always available for 
their announcements. 

The Massachusetts Horticultural Society is host, however, 













to many other organizations besides the garden clubs. The list 
reads as follows : 

The Gardeners' and Florists' Club of Boston 

The New England Wild Flower Preservation Society 

The Benevolent Fraternity Fruit and Flower Mission 

The New England Gladiolus Society 

The Dahlia Society of New England 

American Rock Garden Society 

New England Division of the American Iris Society 

New England Gourd Society 

New England Carnation Growers 

Herb Society of America 

Boston Mycological Club 

Some of these societies meet at regular intervals and others 
intermittently. Two of them, the New England Gladiolus 
Society and the Dahlia Society of New England, hold annual 
exhibitions, at which time the freedom of the Society's halls is 
extended to their members with all the Society's exhibition 
paraphernalia, placed at their disposal and with the Society's 
exhibition manager ready to give them his advice and assist- 
ance. The two shows conducted by these organizations are 
among the largest of the kind in the country. 

The Gardeners' and Florists' Club of Boston has been hold- 
ing its meetings at Horticultural Hall for a great many years. 
This is a large and active organization which has had a pro- 
found influence upon horticultural development in New Eng- 
land. Its monthly meetings and lectures are supplemented by 
occasional social affairs, including a large banquet held in the 
lecture hall each February. 

The New England Wild Flower Preservation Society and 
the Benevolent Fraternity Fruit and Flower Mission are per- 
manent tenants, each having headquarters in Horticultural 
Hall with a secretary in charge, but the work of these two 
organizations is so important and covers such a wide range 
that it will be considered in a separate article. 

The Boston Mycological Club is much less active than in 
former years but it conducts exhibitions in one of the lower 
halls every Monday throughout the Summer and Fall. A sur- 
prisingly large number of mushrooms is usually on display at 
these exhibitions, which offer an excellent opportunity for 


mycologically minded amateurs to learn the varieties which 
are edible and those which are poisonous. 

The Herb Society of America is a young organization but 
has already made its influence felt in horticultural circles. It 
maintains a herbarium at Horticultural Hall and has its pub- 
lication called "The Herbarist" on sale there. 

All the organizations which have been mentioned have, like 
the garden clubs, all of Horticultural Hall's equipment and 
facilities at their disposal. Committee rooms, tables, chairs, 
two stereopticons, a beaded screen, blackboards and the like are 
made available on demand. Obviously, no garden center could 
provide more generously or more comprehensively for those 
looking to it for assistance. It should be understood that in 
most instances all of the facilities which have been mentioned 
are provided without a charge of any kind. This includes light, 
heat and janitor service, often amounting to a considerable 
sum. The Gardeners' and Florists' Club of Boston is one ex- 
ception. It pays $96.00 into the Society's treasury each year for 
the use of the hall where its meetings are held and for the use 
of the lecture hall when the annual banquet is held. The 
Mycological Club pays $50 a year. Each year, too, Mrs, S. V. R. 
Crosby, president of the New England Wild Flower Preserva- 
tion Society, makes a contribution. 

For the rest, the Society receives no remuneration of any 
kind, but its officers believe that most of the organizations are 
loyal enough to have a large representation of their members 
on the Society's rolls. This is not always true, however. On a 
number of occasions it has developed that certain garden clubs 
have only a single member who is also a member of the Massa- 
chusetts Horticultural Society. Likewise, the support given 
Horticulture is less than might be expected. Some clubs are 
satisfied to have the secretary read extracts from it instead of 
obtaining individual subscriptions for its members. These facts 
are given not in a critical mood, but merely to answer the 
questions which are constantly being asked as to the relation- 
ship of other horticultural organizations to the Massachusetts 
Horticultural Society. 

Paintings Bequeathed 
to the Society 

The late Nathaniel T. Kidder, who passed away in 1938 after 
serving many years in such capacities as president, a member 
of the Board of Trustees and chairman of the library committee 
of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, bequeathed four of 
his paintings to this organization. They are as follows : 

Watercolor, 11 inches by 6% inches, of Flowers, by Alfred Parsons, 
in a narrow gilt frame. 

Painting on canvas, 13V2 inches by 17 inches, of Chrysanthemums 
in a greenhouse, by E. N. Fisher, in a narrow gilt frame. 

Framed Watercolor, 37^ inches by 19 inches, of a landscape with 
tall date palms, by H. R. Newman, in a wide gilt frame. 

Framed Watercolor, 11% inches by 8 inches, Sondannella and 
Crocus, by Teresa Hegg. 

In addition to these paintings, Mr. Kidder left the Society 
approximately 300 books on horticulture and allied subjects 
and an outright bequest of $5,000 for the use of the library. 





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Library Accessions 

New books added to the library during the year 1938. 
Copies are to be used only in the reading room. 



Akerman, A. Swedish contributions to the development of plant 

breeding, by A. Akerman and others. 1938. 
Albaugh, B. F. The gardenette, or city backyard gardening. 1915. 
*Anguillara, L. Semplici . . . liquali in piu pareri a diversi nobili 

huomini scritti appaiono, et nuouamente da M. Giovanni Marinello 

mandati in luce. 1561. 
Brett, W. Book of garden improvements. 1935 ? 
Chemical gardens and how to care for them ; rev. ed. 1938. 
Cobleigh, R. Handy farm devices and how to make them. 1909. 
Dempsey, P. W., comp. A year in my garden. 1938. 
Edminster, A. W. Gardening as a hobby. 1938. 
Ellis, C. Soilless growth of plants, by Carleton Ellis and Miller W. 

Swaney. 1938. 
Farrington, E. I., ed. Gardeners omnibus. 1938. 
Fisher, A. S. Flower shows and how to stage them. 1938. 
Garden club of America. History, 1913-1938. 
James, M. The family garden. 1937. 
John Innes horticultural institution, 1910-1935. 
Kains, M. G. Propagation of plants, by M. G. Kains and L. M. 

McQuesten. 1938. 
Kolisko, L. The moon and the growth of plants; transl. from the 

German by M, Pease and C. A. Mirbt. 1936. 
Lawrence, W. J. C. Practical plant breeding. 1937. 
Mercer, S. P. Farm and garden seeds, with a section on the English 

Seeds Act, 1920, by A. W. Munro. 1938. 
Newsham, J. C. The horticultural notebook. 1937. 
Pammel, L. H. Weeds of the farm and garden. 1911. 
"Shaw, J. Plans, elevations and sections; with observations and expla- 
nations of forcing houses, in gardening. 1794. 
Van de Boe, L. Planning and planting your own place. 1938. 

Soils and fertilizers 

Bear, F. E. Theory and practice in the use of fertilizers ; 2d ed. 1938. 
Cox, J. F. Crop management and soil conservation, by J. F. Cox and 

L. E. Jackson. 1937. 
Pfeiffer, E. Bio-dynamic farming and gardening; transl. from the 

German by Fred Heckel. 1938. 



*Rennie, R. Essays on the natural history and origin of peat moss. 

1807-10. 2 vols. 
Weir, W. W. Productive soils ; ed. 4, by R. W. Gregory. 1938. 

Insects and their control 

Becker, W. B. Leaf -feeding insects of shade trees (includes Tree 
injury by squirrels, by E. M. Mills) (Mass. agricultural experi- 
ment station. Bulletin 353) 1938. 

Ferris, G. F. Atlas of the scale insects of North America. 1937. 

Fisher, H. J. The composition of some commercial insecticides, fungi- 
cides, bactericides, rodenticides and weed killers. (Connecticut 
agricultural experiment station, New Haven. Bulletin 398) 1937. 

King, E. Insect allies, by E. King and W. Pessels. 1938. 

Lutz, F. E. Field book of insects of the United States and Canada; 
ed. 3 rewritten. 1935. 


Abbott, D. T. The northern garden week by week. 1938. 

Albee, H. R. Hardy plants for cottage gardens. 1910. 

American home book of garden flowers. 1938. 

Chittenden, F. J. Some good garden plants. 1938. 

Cutting, A. B. Canadian home gardening the year 'round. 1938. 

Davis, C. 0. In our country garden. 1938. 

Ellis, L. M. As one gardener to another. 1937. 

Erstes Bliihen. 1937. 

Foley, D. J. Annuals for your garden. 1938. 

Freudiges Reifen. 1937. 

Hay, T. Plants for the connoisseur. 1938. 

Henrey, B. Flower portraits. 1938. 

*Hogg, T. A concise and practical treatise on the growth and culture 
of the carnation, pink etc. . . . including a dissertation on soils and 
manures ; 2d ed. with additions. 1822. 

Im Glanz des Sommers. 1937. 
* Jackson, M. E. The florist's manual. 1822. 

King, J. Annuals you should grow, with growing charts and check lists 
for ready reference. 1937. 

Perry, A. Water, bog and moisture-loving plants. 1938 ? 

Perry, F. Water gardening. 1938. 

Wister, J. C. Four seasons in your garden ; 2d ed. rev. 1938. 


Bailey, L. H. The garden of pinks. 1938. 

Borg, J. Cacti. 1937. 

Curtis, R. W. Lawns, construction and maintenance, by R. W. Curtis 


and others. (N. Y. State college of agriculture, Ithaca. Extension 

Bulletin 296) 1937. 
'Freund, H. D. Die Cultur der Garten-Nelke nach eigenen, vieljahrigen 

Erfahrungen. 1840. 
Grey, C. H. Hardy bulbs, including half-hardy bulbs and tuberous 

and fibrous-rooted plants. 1937-8. 3 vols. 
Haselton, S. E. Cacti for the amateur. 1939. 

Lawrence, W. J. L. Origin and genetics of the garden dahlia. 1933. 
Lawson Cactus garden. Book of cacti for the amateur collector, v. 1. 

McFarland, J. H. Garden bulbs in color, by J. H. McFarland and 

others. 1938. 
Roberts, J. L. Modern dahlias, ed. by L. Barron. 1938. 
Nicolas, J. H. The rose manual ; rev. ed. 1938. 
Weinard, F. F. Peonies, single and Japanese in the Illinois trial 

garden, by F. F. Weinard and H. B. Dorner. (Univ. of Illinois 

agricultural experiment station. Bulletin 447) 1938. 

House plants 

American home book of indoor gardening and flower arrangements. 

Blumen am Fenster. 1937. 
Rockwell, F. F. Gardening indoors, by F. F. Rockwell and E. C. 

Grayson. 1937. 

Rock gardening 

American home book of rock gardens, water gardens and pools. 1938. 

Anley, G. Alpine house culture for amateurs. 1938. 

Bissland, J. H. Common sense in the rock garden. 1938. 

Clark, W. A. Alpine plants ; 2d ed. rev. and enl. 1907. 

Halligan, C. P. The rock garden, including the supplementary lists 
of rock garden plants, by C. E. Wildon. (Michigan agricultural 
experiment station. Special Bulletin 228 and suppl.) 1936. 

Leschallas, H. P. The small alpine garden. 1937. 

Trees and shrubs 

Aikman, J. M. Iowa trees in winter, by J. M. Aikman and A. Hayden. 
(Iowa state college. Extension circular 246) 1938. 

Felt, E. P. Our shade trees. 1938. 

Foerster, K. Schoenheit in Baum and Strauch. 1937. 

Graves, G. Woody plants for New England gardens, parks and road- 
sides. (Mass. agricultural experiment station. Bulletin 345) 1937. 

Harlow, W. M. Twig key to the deciduous woody plants of eastern 
North America; 3d ed. rev. 1938. 

Matthies, K., comp. Trees of note in Connecticut. 1934. 


New Jersey dept. of conservation. Division of forest and parks. 

Noteworthy trees of New Jersey ; ed. 2. 1938. 
Oliver, R. W. Deciduous trees and conifers more commonly used for 

ornamental purposes throughout Canada. (Canada. Department 

of agriculture. Publication 599.) 1938. 
Royal horticultural society. Ornamental flowering trees and shrubs. 

Van Dersal, W. R. Native woody plants of the United States, their 

erosion-control and wildlife values. (U. S. D. A. Miscellaneous 

publication 303) 1938. 
Wilson, A. Distinctive trees, shrubs and vines in the gardens of the 

San Francisco Peninsula. 1938. 
Wyman, D. Hedges, screens and windbreaks, their uses, selection and 

care. 1938. 



*Kerner, J. S. Figures des plantes economiques. 1786-96. 8 vols. 
Montgomery, E. G. Productive farm crops. 1916. 
Ridley, H. N. Spices. 1912. 
Verrill, A. H. Foods America gave the world. 1937. 


*Barry, P. Barry's fruit garden ; new ed. rev. and brought down to date. 
Hedrick, U. P. Cyclopedia of hardy fruits ; 2d ed. enl. 1938. 
Hershey, J. W. Save America's nut heritage. 
*The illustrated pear culturist ... by an amateur; 2d ed. 1859. 
*Thory, C. A. Monographic ou histoire naturelle du genre groseillier. 


Boswell, V. R. Descriptions of types of principal American varieties 
of cabbage, by V. R. Boswell and others. (U.S.D.A. Miscellaneous 
publication 169) 1934. 
*Evelyn, J. Acetaria. 1689. Reprint. 1937. 

Morrison, G. Tomato varieties. (Michigan agricultural experiment 
station. Special bulletin 290) 1938. 

Robinson, J. C, seed co. The cucurbits illustrated 1937, fiftieth anni- 
versary number; ed. by W. A. Batson. 1937. 

Ware, G. W. Southern vegetable crops. 1937. 


Arber, A. Herbals, their origin and evolution ; 2d ed. 1938. 
Brown, C, R., and B. Salads and herbs. 1938. 


Clarkson, R. E. Magic fragrance . . . being the first twelve issues of 
the Herb Journal. 1937. 

Clarkson, R. E. Sachets and seeds . . . being the second twelve issues 
of the Herb Journal. 1938. 
* Coles, W. The art of simpling. London 1657. Reprint 1938. 

Kamm, M. W. Old-time herbs for northern gardens. 1938. 
*Millspaugh, C. F. Medicinal plants. 1892. 

Leyel, H. Herbal delights. 1938. 

Romanne- James, C. Herb-lore for housewives. 1938. 

Van der Veer, K. Herbs for urbans — and suburbans. 1938. 


American-Moninger greenhouse manufacturing corp. American 

Bahr, F. Commercial floriculture ; 4th ed. rev. 1937. 
Crop production in frames; ed. 2. (Great Britain. Ministry of agri- 
culture. Bulletin 65) 1937. 
*Gordon, Dermer, & Thompson. Catalogue of trees, shrubs, plants etc. 

horticultural trade directory, 1938/9. 1938. 

*Ingold, J. Columbines in the catalogs. (Typed list comp. from nurs- 
ery trade catalogs over a period of five years) 1938. 
Poeseh, G. H. Greenhouse potted plants. (Ohio agricultural experi- 
ment station. Bulletin 586) 1937. 


American home garden book. 1938. 

Hill, A. G. Forty years of gardening. 1938. 

Koch, H. Der Garten, Wege zu seiner Gestaltung. 1927. 

Mayall, R. N. Sundials, how to know, use and make them, by R. N. 

Mayall and M. L. Mayall. 1938. 
*Northend, M. H. Garden ornaments. 1916. 

*Repton, H. Fragments on the theory and practice of landscape gar- 
dening, by H. Repton assisted by J. A. Repton. 1816. 

Ross, W. A. Landscaping the farmstead, by W. A. Ross and L. L. 
Scranton. (U.S. dept. of the interior. Vocational education bulle- 
tin 189) 1937? 

Sudell, R. Herbaceous borders and the waterside. 1938. 

Descriptions of gardens 

Brooklyn botanic garden. Botanic gardens of the world . . . ; 2d ed. 

Clapp, E. F., comp. Maryland gardens and houses, comp. by E. F. 

Clapp and others. 1938. 


Country life, pub. Famous gardens. 1937. 

Dixon-Scott, J. England under trust : the principal properties held by 

the National Trust in England and Wales. 1937. 
Dutton, R. The English garden. 1938. 
Graham, D. Chinese gardens. 1938. 
*Harris, W. A description of the king's royal palace and gardens at 

Loo, together with a short account of Holland. 1699. 
Lewis, E. The White House : an informal history of its architecture, 

interiors and gardens. 1937. 
*Lowell, G. Smaller Italian villas and farmhouses. 1916. 
*Rockefeller center, N. Y., pub. Dr. Hosack's garden. 1938. 
Rockley, A.-M. Historic gardens of England. 1938. 
Rothert, 0. A. Forest Retreat and its garden. 
Thomas, W. B. The English landscape. 1938. 



*Cesalpini, A. De plantis libri XVI. 1583. 
Haupt, A. W. An introduction to botany. 1938. 
Jensen, P. B. Growth hormones in plants, authorized English transl. 

of Die Wuchsstofftheorie . . . ; transl. and rev. by G. S. Avery and 

others. 1936. 
Maximov, N. A. Plant physiology ; 2d Eng. ed., ed. by R. B. Harvey 

and A. E. Murneek; transl. from the Russian by I. V. Krassovsky. 

Robbins, W. W. Plants useful to man, by W. W. Robbins and F. 

Ramaley; 2d ed. 1937. 
Royal horticultural society. Report of the third international con- 
ference on genetics, 1906, ed. by W. Wilks. 1906. 
Williams, A. B. Composition and dynamics of a beech-maple climax 

community. (Cleveland Museum of natural history. Scientific 

publications v. 6) 1936. 


Ames, 0. Genus epidendrum in the United States and middle America, 

by 0. Ames and others. 1936. 
Ames, 0. Resupination as a diagnostic character in the orchidacece 

with special reference to Malaxis monophyllos. 1938. 
Clute, W. N. Our ferns, their haunts, habits and folk-lore ; ed. 2. 1938. 
Coulter, J. M. Preliminary revision of the North American species of 

cactus, anhalonium, and lophophora. (U. S. national herbarium. 

Contributions, v. 3, no. 2) 1894. 
*Croziat, L. M. C. De euphorbio antiquorum atque officinarum. 1934. 
Dykes, W. R. Notes on tulip species. 1930. 


Gates, F. C. Grasses in Kansas. (Kansas state board of agriculture. 

Report, Dec. 1936) 1937. 
McKelvey, S. D. Yuccas of the southwestern United States. Part 1. 

McKenny, M. Mushrooms of field and wood. 1929. 
Pennell, F. W. Scrophulariacece of eastern temperate North America. 

(Academy of natural sciences of Philadelphia. Monograph 1) 

Rosendahl, C. 0. Monograph on the genus heuchera, by C. 0. Rosen- 

dahl and others. (Minnesota studies in plant science, v. 2) 1936. 
Small, J. K. Ferns of the southeastern states. 1938. 
Snell, W. H. Three thousand mycological terms. (R. I. botanical club. 

publication no. 2) 1936. 


* Agricultural society of Japan. Useful plants of Japan. 1895-6. 5 vols. 

Baker, M. F. Florida wild flowers ; new ed. 1938. 

Crowfoot, G. M. From cedar to hyssop : a study in the folk-lore of 
plants in Palestine, by G. M. Crowfoot and L. Baldensperger. 1933. 

Degener, 0. Flora Hawaiiensis, v. 3. 1938. 

Fassett, N. C. Spring flora of Wisconsin. 1931. 

Gathorne-Hardy, R. Wild flowers in Britain. 1938. 

Hadfield, M. Everyman's wild flowers and trees. 1938. 

Harshberger, J. W. Vegetation of the New Jersey pine barrens. 1916. 

Herklots, G. A. C. Flowering shrubs and trees (first 20) {Hong Kong 
193- 1 

Neal, M. C. In Honolulu gardens. (Bernice P. Bishop museum. 
Special publication 13) 1929. 

Parks, H. B. Valuable plants native to Texas. (Texas agricultural 
experiment station. Bulletin 551) 1937. 

Piper, C. V. Flora of the northwest coast, including west of the Cas- 
cade Mountains from the 49th parallel south to the Calapooia 
Mountains of Lane Co., Oregon, by C. V. Piper and R. K. Beattie. 
*Zorn, J. Dreyhundert auserlesne amerikanische Gewachse nach Lin- 
neischer Ordnung. 1785-88. 3 vols. 


Allyn, M. Y. European bee plants and their pollen. 1937. 

Chew, A. P. The response of government to agriculture : an account 

of the origin and development of the United States Department of 

Agriculture. 1937. 
Coleman, M. L. Bees in the garden and honey in the larder. 1939. 
Coyle, D. C. Waste, the fight to save America. 1936. 


Federal writers' project. Xew England hurricane ; a factual, pictorial 

record. 1938. 
Goodrich, F. L. Mountain homespun. 1931. 
Hartley, G. I. Importance of bird life. 1922. 
Ormsbee. T. H. If you are going to live in the country, by T. H. 

Ormsbee and R. Huntley. 1938. 
Rawson. M. X. Candle days: the story of early American arts and 

implements. 1927. 
Weed. C. M. Birds in their relation to man; ed. 4 rev. 1938. 


Baker. F. S. Theory and practice of silviculture. (American forest 

series) 1934. 
Brown, X. C. General introduction to forestry in the United States 

with special reference to recent conservation problems. 1935. 
Harlow, TV. M. Textbook of dendrology, covering the important 

forest trees of the United States and Canada, by TV. M. Harlow 

and E. S. Harrar. 1938. 
Munns, E. X. Distribution of important forest trees of the United 

States. (U.S.D.A. Miscellaneous publication 287) 1938. 
Pack, A. X. Our vanishing forests. 1923. 


Flower Arrangement 

Biddle. D. Creative flower arrangement, by D. Biddle and D. Blom. 

Caudwell, I. Flowers in church. 1932. 
Conway, J. G. Flowers : East-TVest, by J. G. Conway and E. W. 

Hiatt. 1938. 
Lamplugh. A. My flower decoration notebook. 1937. 
Spry, C. Flowers in house and garden. 1937. 

Flower prints and painting 
Colson, P. Dutch flower pieces. 1937. 
Dunthorne. G. Flower and fruit prints of the 18th and early 19th 

centuries. 1938. 
House and garden's portfolio of 25 flower prints. 1937. 
Mezger. M. Das nieverlorene Paradies aus deutschen TVaTdern, TViesen 

und Garten, ein Bilderwerk vom Pflanzenreich. 1935. 
Thompson. D. V. Material of medieval painting. 1936. 


Higgins, T. The naming of plants. 1937. 

"Manning. TV. H.. eomp. A contribution toward a standard list of 
plant abbreviations and common names 1916-17. 2 vols. 


*Bedevian, A. K., comp. Illustrated polyglottic dictionary of plant 
names in Latin, Arabic, Armenian, English, French, German, 
Italian and Turkish languages, including economic, medicinal, 
poisonous and ornamental plants and common weeds. 1936. 

*Webel, A. A German-English technical and scientific dictionary. 1930. 


Bunyard, E., ed. The epicure's companion, by E. and L. Bunyard and 

others. 1937. 
Fox, F. M. Flowers and their travels. 1936. 
Gibbs, R. W. Gardens through the ages; 2d ed. 1937. 
Lamplugh, A., comp. The garden book, an anthology for all who love 

gardens. 1937. 
Newman, I. Flowers, facts and fables, illus. by N. H. Davis and W. 

Pogany. 1937. 
Petersham, M. and M. Story book of foods from the field. 1936. 
Ransome, H. M. Sacred bee in ancient times and folk-lore. 1937. 
Wright, R. Gardener's day book, 1938. 


Bischoff, C. The hard road (the life of Amalie Ditrich, 1821-1891) 

Edwards, E. E. Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and agriculture. 1937. 
Fairchild, D. The world was my garden. 1938. 
Farrington, E. I., ed. Gardener's travel book. 1938. 
Foster, J. W. John Cook, America's pioneer hybridizer of roses and 

father of Radiance. 1936. 
Hutchison, I. W. North to the rime-ringed sun, an Alaskan journey. 

Kalm, P. Travels in North America; ed. by A. Benson. 1937. 2 vols. 
Lawrence, W. William Crowninshield Endicott. 1938. 
Pearson, T. G. Adventures in bird protection, an autobiography. 1937. 
Ward, F. K. Land of the blue poppy : travels of a naturalist in eastern 

Tibet. 1913. 


*Cassino, press, pub. Naturalists' directory; 31st ed. 1938. 

*Cattel], J. M. American men of science; ed. 6. 1938. 

*Index generalis, 1938. 

international congresses and conferences, 1840-1937, a union list of 

their publications available in libraries of the U. S. and Canada. 

*Who's who in America, 1938-40. 1938. 

Gifts to the Library 

The Massachusetts Horticultural Society acknowledges with 
thanks gifts to the library from the following donors in 1938 : 
Ahlgren, Mrs. Wesley C. 

Your hay fever, by 0. C. Durham. 1936. 
American-Moninger Greenhouse Manufacturing Corporation 

American greenhouses. 

Ames, Professor Oakes. 

The genUs epidendrum in the United States and middle America, 

by Oakes Ames and others. 1936. 
Resupination as a diagnostic character in the orchidaceae with 

special reference to Malaxis monophyllos. 1938. 

Crosby, Mrs. S. V. R. 

Conservation (a periodical). 

Eastman, Miss Lillian. 

New book of flowers, by J. Breck. 1866. 

Endicott, Mrs. W. C. 

William Crowninshield Endicott, by W. Lawrence. 1938. 

Farrington, E. I. 

Garden colour, by M. Waterfield. 1922. 

Herb Society of America. 

The art of simpling, by W. Coles. 1657. Reprint 1938. 

The British herbal and family physician, by N. Culpeper. 1820 ? 

Candle days : the story of early American arts and implements, by 

M. N. Rawson. 1927. 
Craftsman's plant-book: or, Figures of plants selected from the 

herbals of the 16th century, by R. G. Hatton. 1909. 
Culinary herbs and condiments, by M. Grieve. 1934. 
De cultu hortorum, by L. M. J. Columbella. Critical apparatus, 

translation and commentary by H. B. Ash. 1930. 
Economic botany, by A. F. Hill. 1937. 

The epicure's companion, by E. and L. Bunyard and others. 1937. 
>/ Flower and fruit prints of the 18th and early 19th centuries, by 

G. Dunthorne. 1938. 
The flower-garden ; new ed. rev. and enl., by J. Breck. 1851. 
Four hedges, a gardener's chronicle, by C. Leighton. 1935. 
Four thousand years of pharmacy, an outline history of pharmacy 

and the allied sciences. 1927. 
Herbals, their origin and evolution 1470-1670; new ed., by A. 

Arber. 1938. 
The Herbarist, published by the Herb Society of America. 1935- 

<s Herb-lore for housewives, by C. Romanne-James. 1938, 



Magic fragrance . . . being the first twelve issues of the Herb 

Journal, by R. E. Clarkson. 1937. 
Materials of medieval painting, by D. V. Thompson. 1936. 
Mountain homespun, by F. L. Goodrich. 1931. 
My garden ; 2d ed. rev. and corr., by A. Smee. 1872. 
A new orchard and garden, by W. Lawson. 1653. 
Portraits of Philadelphia gardens, by L. and J. Bush-Brown. 1929. 
Rapin of gardens, a Latin poem in four books, Englished by Mr. 

Gardiner ; 2d ed. rev. and finished by R. Rapin. 1720 ? 
Recueil de procedes et experiences sur les teintures solides que nos 

vegetaux indigenes communiquent aux laines & aux lainages, 

par le citoyen Dambourney; nouv. ed. rev. et corr. & dans 

laquelle se trouve refondu le Supplement qui a paru depuis. 

Rhodologia, seu philosophico-medico generosae rosae descriptio, 

by J. C. Rosenberg. 1628. (Includes Ternarius ternariorum 

hemeticorum bezoardicorum laudorum, cum Exegesi chimiatrica 

plus duplo aucta A. Tentzelius. 1630) 
Sachets and seeds . . . being the second twelve issues of the Herb 

Journal, by R. E. Clarkson. 1938. 
The sacred bee in ancient times and folk-lore, by H. M. Ransome. 

Textbook of pharmacognosy; 4th ed. rev. and enl., by H. W. 

Youngken. 1936. 

Ingold, J. 

Columbines in the catalogs, by J. Ingold. (Typed list comp. from 

nursery catalogs offering columbines over a period of five years ) 

1938. * 
Spring flora of Wisconsin, by N. C. Fassett. 1931. 

John Innes Horticultural Institution. 

John Innes horticultural institution, 1910-1935. 

Kidder, N. T. 

134 volumes from the estate of Nathaniel T. Kidder. 

Macfarlane, J. M. 

Biological lectures delivered at the Marine Biological Laboratory 
of Wood's Hole in the summer session of 1894; ninth lecture: 
the organization of botanical museums for schools, colleges, and 
universities, by J. M. Macfarlane. 1895 reprint. 

Christmas and other days at Concord, by J. M. Macfarlane. 1915. 

Evolution and distribution of flowering plants. I. The Apocynaceae 
and Asclepiadaceae, by J. M. Macfarlane. 1933. 

Floral calendars and floral clocks, by J. M. Macfarlane. 1930. 


The flowers of Mt. Desert and the follies of regal autocrats, a 
Christmas contrast of peace on earth, warfare among men, by 
J. M. Macfarlane. 1914. 

The late Sir Joseph Hooker, obituary given January 5, 1912, by 
J. M. Macfarlane. (Reprint from Old Penn Review, v. 10, Jan. 

List of volumes, monographs and contributions written and pub- 
lished by J. M. Macfarlane. 

New Year days by the blue Mediterranean, by J. M. Macfarlane. 

On the occurrence of natural hybrids in the genus Sarracenia, by 
J. M. Macfarlane. 1907. (Reprint from Royal Horticultural 
Society report of the conference on genetics). 

Phillips, Mrs. Gertrude W. 

Chronicles of the garden, by L. Y. King. 1925. 

How to grow roses : 18th ed. by J. H. McFarland and R. Pyle. 1937. 

The iris, by J. C. Wister. 1927. 

Rothert, 0. A. 

Forest retreat and its garden, by 0. A. Rothert. 

Smith, R. E. 

Nursery trade catalogs, several issued by American firms. 

Third report, relating to the Rocky Mountain locust, western 

cricket, army worm, canker worms and Hessian fly, by the U. S. 

dept. of agriculture, Entomological commission. 1883. 

Sprague, Mrs. H. 0. 

27 volumes from the estate of Helen Osgood Sprague. 

Sweden. Royal Consulate General. 

Swedish contributions to the development of plant breeding, by 
A. Akerman and others. 1938. 

Whitin, Mrs. G. M. 

Lindenia (English ed.) parts 24-25, January 1893- August 1895. 

Wilder, Mrs. E. B. 

Album de pomologie, by A. Bivort. t.3 and 4. 1850-1851. 
Fruits and fruit trees of America, by A. J. Downing; 2d ed. rev. 
by C. Downing. 1869. 

Periodicals Received, 1938 

*Agricultura y Ganaderia. 

""Agricultural Gazette of New South Wales. 

Agricultural Index. 

Agricultural Statistics. 

Alabama, Garden Club. Yearbook. 

Alpine Garden Society. Bulletin. 

Alpine Garden Society. Year Book. 

American Amaryllis Society. Year Book. 

* American Bee Journal. 
American Botanist. 

American Carnation Society. Proceedings. 
American Daffodil Yearbook. 
American Dahlia Society. Bulletin. 
American Delphinium Society. Year Book. 
American Fern Journal. 
American Forests. 
American Fruit Grower Magazine. 
American Home. 
American Iris Society. Bulletin. 
American Nurseryman. 
American Orchid Society. Bulletin. 
American Orchid Society. Yearbook. 
American Peony Society. Bulletin. 
American Rock Garden Society. Yearbook. 
American Rose Annual. 
American Rose Magazine. 

American Society for Horticultural Science. Proceedings. 
American Society of Landscape Architects. Bimonthly Index to Cur- 
rent Publications of Professional Interest. 
Les Amis des Roses. 

* Aquatic Life. 

Arboretum Bulletin. (Seattle, Washington) 

Arborist's News. 

Arnold Arboretum. Bulletin of Popular Information. 

Arnold Arboretum. Journal. 

Arthur Hoyt Scott Horticultural Foundation. Bulletin. 

Australian Orchid Review. 


Better Fruit. 

Better Homes and Gardens. 

Blumen- und Pflanzenbau. 

Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research. Contributions. 

*Library keeps only the current year on file. 



Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research. Professional Papers. 
Breeze Hill News. 

British Carnation Society. Yearbook. 
British Delphinium Society. Yearbook. 
British Gladiolus Society. Gladiolus Annual. 
Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Leaflets. 
Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Record. 
Cactus and Succulent Society of America. Journal. 
Cactus and Succulent Society of Great Britain. Cactus Journal. 
Calavo Growers of California. Annual Report. 
*Calavo News. 
California Avocado Association. Yearbook. 
California. Department of Agriculture. Bulletin. 
California Garden. 

California University. Publications in Botany. 
Canadian Florist. 

Canadian Gladiolus Society. Annual. 
Canadian Horticulture. 
Chronica Botanica. 
Le Chrysantheme. 

Chrysanthemum Society of America. Bulletin. 
City Gardens Club (New York). Bulletin. 
Colorado, Federation of Garden Clubs. Yearbook. 

* Conservation. 

* Country Life. 

Curtis's Botanical Magazine. 

Dahlia Digest. 

Dahlia Society of Michigan. Bulletin. 


Edinburgh. Royal Botanic Garden. List of Seeds. 

Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society. Journal. 

Experiment Station Record. 

F. T. D. News. 
*Farm Research. 

Field Museum of Natural History. Botany Leaflet Series. 

Field Museum of Natural History. Publications. Botanical Series. 
*Field Museum of Natural History. Publications. Report Series. 
*Fertilizer Review. 

Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. Yearbook. 

Florists' Exchange. 

Florists' Review. 

Flower Grower. 

Flowering Plants of South Africa. 

Forest Leaves. 

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*Forestry News Digest. 
Four Seasons. 
Fruit World of Australasia. 
Garden Club Exchange. 
Garden Club of America. Bulletin. 
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Garden Gate. 
Garden Glories. 
Garden Gossip. 
Garden Life. 
Garden Lover. 
Garden Path. 
Gardeners' Chronicle. 
Gardeners' Chronicle of America. 

Gardening Illustrated. 

Gardens and Gardening. Studio Gardening Annual. 

Geisenheimer Mitteilungen iiber Obst- und Gartenbau. 
Gentes Herbarum. 
Giardino Fiorito. 
Golden Gardens. 
Good Gardening. 
Gourd Bulletin. 

Gray Herbarium. Contributions. 
Great Britain. Ministry of Agriculture. Journal. 
Hartford, Connecticut. Board of Park Commissioners. Annual 

Harvard University. Botanical Museum. Leaflets. 
Herb Journal. 

Herb Society of America. The Herbarist. 
Hillcrest Gardens. 
Home Acres. 
Home Gardening. 
Hooker's Icones Plantarum. 
Hoosier Horticulture. 
L'Horticulteur Chalonnaise. 
Horticultural News. 

Horticultural Society of New York. Monthly Bulletin. 
Horticultural Society of New York. Yearbook. 

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L'Horticulture Franchise. 
House and Garden. 
House Beautiful. 
Illinois Horticulture. 

Illinois State Horticultural Society. News Letter. 
Illinois State Horticultural Society. Transactions. 
Index Kewensis. Supplement. 
Indiana Garden Club. Yearbook. 
Indiana Horticultural Society. Transactions. 
International Horticulture. 
Iowa Agriculturist. 

Iowa Federated Garden Clubs. Iowa Gardens. 
Iowa State Horticultural Society. Transactions. 
Ireland. Department of Lands and Agriculture. Journal. 
Iris Society (England). Yearbook. 
Japanese Horticultural Society. Journal. 

Jenkins Hemlock Arboretum. Bulletin. 
Journal of Agricultural Research. 
Journal of Botany, British and Foreign. 
Journal of Economic Entomology. 
Journal of Forestry. 

Journal of Pomology and Horticultural Science. 
Kansas Associated Garden Clubs. Miscellaneous Publications. 
Kentucky, Garden Club. Yearbook. 

Kew. Royal Gardens. Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information. 
Landscape and Garden. 
Landscape Architecture. 
Lawn Care. 
Lexington Leaflets. 
"Lingnan Science Journal. 
Linnean Society. Journal. 
Little Gardens. 

Louisiana Garden Club Federation. Yearbook. 
Lyon-Horticole et Horticulture Nouvelle Reunis. 
Madison Cooper's Gardening Magazine. 
Market Growers Journal. 
Massachusetts Conservation Bulletin. 
Massachusetts, Garden Club Federation. Yearbook. 
Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Year Book. 
(Massachusetts) Trustees of Public Reservations. Annual Report. 

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Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters. Papers. 

Michigan, Federated Garden Clubs. Yearbook. 

Michigan State Horticultural Society. Annual Report. 

Minnesota Horticulturist. 

Mississippi, Garden Clubs. Official Bulletin. 

Missouri Botanical Garden. Annals. 

Missouri Botanical Garden. Bulletin. 

Mollers Deutsche Gartner- Zeitung. 

Monthly Catalogue of United States Public Documents. 

Monthly Checklist of State Publications. 

Montreal. Universite. Laboratoire de Botanique. Contributions. 

Morton Arboretum. Bulletin of Popular Information. 

My Garden. 

National Auricula and Primula Society (England) . Annual Report. 

National Carnation and Picotee Society (England). Annual Report 
and Yearbook. 

National Council of State Garden Club Federations. Bulletin. 

National Fertilizer Association. Proceedings. 

National Horticultural Magazine. 

National Nurseryman. 

National Rose Society (England). Rose Annual. 

National Seedsman. 

National Seedsman Annual. 

National Shade Tree Conference. Proceedings. 
*Natur und Volk. 
* Nature-Garden Guide. 
*Nature Magazine. 

New England Gladiolus Society. Yearbook and Supplement. 
*New England Homestead. 

New Flora and Silva. 

New Jersey Federated Garden Clubs. Yearbook. 

New Jersey State Horticultural Society. News. 

New York Botanical Garden. Journal. 

New York State, Federated Garden Clubs. Yearbook. 

North and South Dakota Horticulture. 

Northern Nut Growers Association. Annual Report. 

Northwest Gardens. 

Oklahoma Gardener. 

Ontario. Dept. of Agriculture. Statistics Branch. Annual Report. 

Ontario Entomological Society. Annual Report. 

Ontario. Horticultural Societies. Annual Report. 

Ontario. Vegetable Grower's Association. Annual Report. 
*Open Shelf. 

* Library keeps only the current year on file. 


Orchid Review. 

Oregon Federation of Garden Clubs. Yearbook. 

Oregon State Horticultural Society. Annual Report. 

Ortofrutticoltura Italiana. 
*Parks and Recreation. 

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Yearbook. 
*Philippine Journal of Agriculture. 

Plant Breeding Abstracts. 

Plant Science Literature. 

La Pomologie Francaise. 

Popular Gardening. 

Quebec Gladiolus Society. Yearbook. 

Real Gardening. 

Reale Societa Toscana di Orticultura. Bulletmo. 
*Revista de Agricultura de Puerto Rico. 

Revue Horticole. 

Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs. Yearbook. 

Rhode Island Horticultural Society. Bulletin. 

*Rio de Janiero. Institute de Biologia Vegetal. Archivos. 


Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society. Transactions. 
'Royal Horticultural Society. Daffodil Yearbook. 

Royal Horticultural Society. Journal. 

Roval Horticultural Societv. Lilv Yearbook. 

S. A. G. 

Scientific Horticulture. 

Scottish Forestry Journal. 

Seed Trade Buyers Guide. 

Seed Trade Xews. 

Seed World. 


Shade Tree. 

Smithsonian Institution. Annual Report. 

* Societe d J Horticulture de la Haute-Garonne. Annales. 
Societe Franchise du Dahlia. Journal. 

Societe Xationale d'Horticulture de France. Bulletin. 

Societe Royale de Botanique de Belgique. Bulletin. 

Societe Royale d'Horticulture et d' Agriculture d' An vers. Bulletin. 

South Dakota State Horticultural Society. Annual Report. 

Southern Florist and Nurseryman. 

* Southern Home and Garden. 
Subtropical Gardening. 

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Success With Roses. 

* Sunset. 

Tennessee Garden Club. Yearbook. 

* Tennessee Horticulture. 

Tennessee State Horticultural Society. Annual Convention. 

Texas Federation of Garden Clubs. Yearbook. 

Tokyo. Imperial University. Botanical Gardens. Catalogus Seminum 
et Sporarum. 

Torrey Botanical Club. Bulletin. 

Torrey Botanical Club. Memoirs. 

Torrey a. 

Tribune Horticole. 

U. S. Department of Agriculture. Yearbook. 

Verein zum Schutze der Alpenfllanzen. Jahrbuch. 
*Victoria, Australia. Department of Agriculture. Journal. 

Virginia Garden Club. Yearbook. 
*Waltham, Mass. Field Station. Vegetable Growers Journal. 

Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs. Yearbook. 

Wild Flower. 

Wisconsin Horticulture. 

Worcester County Horticultural Society. Transactions and Schedule. 

Your Garden and Home. 

Zahradnicke Listy. 

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Garden Clubs Not Members of 
the Massachusetts Federation 

Abington Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. John B. Kent, 966 Hancock St., West Abington. 
Secretary, Mrs. Henry E. Claflin, 1164 Washington St., North 

Acton Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Ernest H. Washburn, Concord Rd., Acton. 
Secretary, Mrs. Joseph T. Fitz Gibbon, Main St., Acton. 

Attleboro Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Donald Thomas, 12 Cambridge St., Attleboro. 
Secretary, Miss Mary L. Gay, 42 Church St., North Attleboro. 

Bernardston Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Margaret Dunnell, South St., Bernardston. 
Secretary, Mrs. Georgianna Herrick, Northfield St., Bernardston. 

Better Homes Garden Class of Medford Hillside. 
President, Mrs. E. C. Norse, Mystic St., Medford. 
Secretary, Mrs. L. B. Walther, 56 Greenleaf Ave., Medford. 

Beverly Improvement Society. 

President, Miss Winifred P. Upton, 10 Highland Ave., Beverly. 
Secretary, Miss Mary Marston, 41 Essex St., Beverly. 

Bridgewater Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. H. Loring Jenkins, 21 Park Ter., Bridgewater. 
Secretary, Mrs. Herman G. Daiker, 977 Summer St., Bridgewater. 

C hartley Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Earl P. Cooper, 1030 Pleasant St., Attleboro. 
Secretary, Miss Louise Cooper, 900 Pleasant St., Attleboro. 

Chelsea Woman's Club, Garden Club of the. 

Chairman, Mrs. Max E. Stewart, 35 Franklin St., Chelsea. 
Secretary, Mrs. Robert Huddell, 155 Garfield Ave., Chelsea. 

Clinton Woman's Club, Department of Gardens of the. 
Chairman, Mrs. A. D. Perham, 536 High St., Clinton. 
Secretary, Mrs. William Hoffman, Clinton. 

Deerfield Garden Club. 

President, Mr. Charles Huntington Smith, Deerfield. 
Secretary, Mrs. Henry C. Wells, Deerfield. 

East Bridge water Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Marion Oakley, Pleasant St., East Bridgewater. 
Secretary, Miss Gladys M. Hennessy, 386 West Union St., East 



East Milton Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. G. G. Swanson, 5 Howard St., East Milton. 
Secretary, Mrs. Kenneth D. Johnson, 30 Brackett St., East Milton. 

Easton Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Robert B. Porter, 5 Day St., Easton. 
Secretary, Mrs. Ralph Craig, 60 Elm St., North Easton. 

Endicott Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Ruth Bestwick, Taylor Rd., Dedham. 
Secretary, Mrs. Clara Cobbett, Sprague St., Dedham. 

Foxboro Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Benton P. Crocker, South St., Foxboro. 
Secretary, Miss Laura F. Taylor, 83 North St., Foxboro. 

Franklin Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Arthur W. Hoe, West Medway. 
Secretary, Mrs. Raymond Dean, 130 School St., Franklin. 

Georgetown Woman's Club, Garden Department of. 

Chairman, Mrs. Irving Chesley, 138 Central St., Georgetown. 
Secretary, Mrs. Charles Legal, 146 Elm St., Georgetown. 

Hampden Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Carl Larson, South Rd., Hampden. 
Secretary, Miss Catherine E. Ransom, Chapin Rd., Hampden. 

Hampshire County Garden Club. 

President, Mr. Warren D. McAvoy, Village Hill Rd., Williamsburg. 
Secretary, Mrs. A. L. Judge, 169 Chestnut St., Northampton. 

Hanover Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Benjamin F. Conant, East Pembroke. 
Secretary, Mrs. Gilbert Ordway, Hanover. 

High Street Hill Garden Club. 

Chairman, Mrs. Ira Rich Kent, 17 Hawthorne Rd., Brookline. 
Secretary, Mrs. Chester S. Keefer, 14 Allerton St., Brookline. 

Holbrook Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Agnes Wallace, Cottage St., Holbrook. 
Secretary, Mrs. Grace Porter, So. Franklin St., Holbrook. 

Holden Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. A. Kirke Warren, Main St., Holden. 
Secretary, Mrs. Donald W. Holton, Main St., Holden. 

Holliston Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Laura Harrington, Washington St., Holliston. 
Secretary, Mrs. William J. Dolloff, Hollis St., Holliston. 


Hopedale Woman's Club, Garden Department of, 

Chairman, Mrs. Wendall E. Estes, Box 564, Hopedale. 
Secretary, Mrs. Harry A. Billings, 94 Dutcher St., Hopedale. 

Hopkinton Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. George V. Brown, Hopkinton. 
Secretary, Mrs. John Beattie, Hopkinton. 

Hubbardston Continuation Club. 

President, Mrs. J. Philip Howard, Hubbardston. 
Secretary, Mrs. W. W. Evans, Hubbardston. 

Hyde Park Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. George E. Winslow, 1166 River St., Hyde Park. 
Secretary, Mrs. E. Raymond Kearney, 1040 River St., Hyde Park. 

Marblehead Woman's Club, Conservation and Garden Group of. 
Chairman, Mrs. George E. Nichols, Box 56, Marblehead. 
Secretary, Mrs. Parker Kemble, Washington St., Marblehead. 

Marlborough Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Robert P. Frye, Pleasant St., Marlborough. 
Secretary, Mrs. George C. Day, Bigelow St., Marlborough. 

Monson Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Fred Rindge, Granite St., Monson. 
Secretary, Mrs. Mary Louise Bradway, 3 Ely Rd., Monson. 

Nahant Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. George Dick, 20 Tudor Rd., Nahant. 
Secretary, Mrs. Fred L. Timmins, 6 Prospect St., Nahant. 

Needham, The Men's Garden Club of. 

President, Mr. Harold T. Neas, 243 Harris Ave., Needham. 
Secretary, Mr. George M. Wragg, 178 West St., Needham. 

New Century Garden and Conservation Club. 

President, Mrs. Catherine Enard, 96 Rumford Ave., Mansfield. 
Secretary, Mrs. Annis Binns, 249 West St., Mansfield. 

Newton Upper Falls Garden Club. 

President, Miss A. Gertrude Osborne, 117 High St., Newton Upper 

Secretary, Miss Alice Temperley, 85 Thurston Rd., Newton Upper 

Northampton Woman's Club, Garden Department of the. 
Chairman, Miss Kate R. Koch, Paradise Rd., Northampton. 
Secretary, Mrs. John C. Pickett, Harrison Ave., Northampton. 


North Attleboro Garden Club. 

President, Mr. A. J. Labadie, Rear 46 Orne St., North Attleboro. 
Secretary, Mr. Harry L. Dixon, 73 South St., Plainville. 

Oxford Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. William W. Taft, Box 312, Oxford. 
Secretary, Mrs. Maurice Healy, Oxford. 

Pelham Woman's Club, Garden Section of. 

Chairman, Mrs. George Burrows, R. D. 2, Amherst. 
Secretary, Mrs. Ida Hunt, R. D. 2, Amherst. 

Pembroke-Hanson Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Russell W. Broadbent, West Elm St., South Hanson. 
Secretary, Mrs. Arthur Bartlett, Oldham St., Kingston. 

Pepperell Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Benjamin P. Poor, Townsend. 

Secretary, Mrs. George P. Parker, 15 Leighton St., East Pepperell. 

Pittsfield Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Webb R. Phillips, 400 West Housatonic St., 

Secretary, Miss M. Elizabeth Moore, 169 Elm St., Pittsfield. 

Rehoboth Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. James Lamont, Rehoboth. 

Secretary, Mrs. Frederick W. Moulson, Bay State Rd., Rehoboth. 

Rochester Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Henry Olanssen, Rochester. 
Secretary, Mrs. Chester Cowen, Rochester. 

Rockland Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Arthur Farley, Vernon St v Rockland. 
Secretary, Mrs. Helena M. Hurley, 99 Payson Ave., Rockland. 

Shelburne Falls Garden Club. 

President, Mr. Robert Lillpopp, Main St., Shelburne Falls. 
Secretary, Mrs. Fred M. Schontag, 51 Prospect St., Shelburne Falls. 

Sohoanno Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Charles Winter, East St., Wrentham. 
Secretary, Mrs. H. C. Hagopian, Franklin St., Wrentham. 

Southborough Woman's Club, Garden Group of. 
Chairman, Mrs. Charles M. Proctor, Fayville. 
Secretary, Mrs. Chester M. Bean, Box 52, Cordaville. 

Southbridge Garden Club. 
President, Mrs. Fred H. Marden, 19 Winter St., Southbridge. 
Secretary, Miss Ruth Chapman, 55 Everett St., Southbridge. 


South Warren Community Garden Club. 
President, Mrs. Kenneth Tuttle, R.F.D. 1, West Brookfield. 
Secretary, Mrs. D. Walker Cheney, R.F.D., Brimfield. 

Spencer Garden Club. 
President, Mrs. Elsie Dickerman, 252 Main St., Spencer. 
Secretary, Mrs. Elsie Hitchings, Hillsville, Spencer. 

Stoneham Garden Club. 
President, Miss Clara May Jones, 13 Cedar Ave., Stoneham. 
Secretary, Mrs. Ernest R. Grauman. 9 Broadway, Stoneham. 

Sunderland Woman's Club, Garden Section of. 
Chairman, Mrs. Richard Graves, Sunderland. 
Secretary, Mrs. Arthur Hubbard, Sunderland. 

Swampscott, Tuesday Garden Club of. 
President, Mrs. John Webber, 131 Walker Rd., Swampscott. 
Secretary, Mrs. Leo J. MacDonald, 186 Henry Ave., Lynn. 

Telephone Employees' Garden Club. 

President, Mr. Charles W. Anderson, 6 Bowdoin Sq., Boston. 
Secretary, Mr. Ulderic F. Hurley, 215 State St., Boston. 

Tewksbury Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. M. P. Mahoney, Whipple Rd.. Tewksbury. 
Secretary, Mrs. Alan D. Bockes, East St., Tewksbury. 

Ware Social Science Club, Garden Department of. 

Chairman, Mrs. John H. Schoonmaker, Church St., Ware. 
Secretary, Mrs. Bernard W. Southmouth, Church St., Ware. 

Wellesley, Men's Garden Club of. 

President, Mr. Freeman T. Putnej^, 19 Clovelly Rd., Wellesley Hills. 
Secretary, Mr. Robert G. Bolles, 56 Forest St., Wellesley Hills. 

Westboro Garden Club. 

President, Miss Annie Fales, West Main St., Westboro. 
Secretary, Mrs. Richard Wilhite, Milk St., Westboro. 

West Boylston Garden Club. 

Chairman, Mrs. George Kenny. Sterling. 
Secretary, Mrs. Frank E. Adams, West Boylston. 

West Dennis Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. C. Alton Crowell, South Dennis. 
Secretary, Mrs. Percy Williams, West Dennis. 

West Newbury Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Carl Dodge, 56 Rainville Ave., Fitchburg 
Secretary, Mrs. Charles L. Reed, West Newbury. 


West Newton, Educational Garden Club of. 

President, Mrs. Raymond 0. Littlefield, 125 Walnut St., Newtonville. 
Secretary, Mrs. Alfred E. Thayer, 370 Austin St., West Newton. 

Whitinsville Woman's Club Garden Group. 

Chairman, Mrs. Ernest P. Barnes, 11 Spring St., Whitinsville. 
Secretary, Mrs. Edward A. Ballard, Main St., Linwood. 

Whitman Men's Garden Club. 

President, Mr. Benjamin Blanchard, 153 Beulah St., Whitman. 
Secretary, Mr. Leo W. Wilmot, 18 Linden PL, Whitman. 

Whitman Women's Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Charles R. Conant, 696 Washington St., Whitman. 
Secretary, Mrs. C. Wallace Prouty, 38 Benson St., Whitman. 

Wilbraham Women's Club, Garden Group of. 

Leader, Mrs. Harry L. Piper, Glendale Rd., No. Wilbraham. 

Winchendon Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. George W. Gregory, 78 Spruce St., Winchendon. 
Secretary, Mrs. Donald MacMillan, 496 Central St., Winchendon. 

Woburn Woman's Club, Garden Group of the. 

Chairman, Mrs. H. W. Peterson, 101 Montvale Ave., Woburn. 
Secretary, Mrs. Edgar W. Preston, 13 Scott St., Woburn. 

Worcester, Hortulus Club of. 

President, Miss Mary E. O'Neil, 27 Oberlin St., Worcester. 
Secretary, Mrs. George A. Power, 3 Loudon St., Worcester. 



March 16-21 

Spring Flower Show 


February 3 

Camellia Show 

May 1 and 2 

Daffodil Show 

May 24 and 25 
Tulip Show 

June 22 and 23 

June Exhibition 

August 16 and 17 

Gladiolus Exhibition 

August 24 and 25 

Exhibition of the Products of Children's Gardens 

September 9 and 10 
Dahlia Exhibition 

October 11-13 

Exhibition of Fruits, Vegetables and Flowers 

November 9-12 

Autumn Flower Show 











Benevolent Fraternity Fruit and 
Flower Mission 

At the close of its seventieth year of activity the Benevolent 
Fraternity Fruit and Flower Mission is privileged once again 
to express its gratitude to the Trustees of the Massachusetts 
Horticultural Society for our headquarters room in the base- 
ment of Horticultural Hall. 

TVe desire also to pay tribute to Mr. Farrington's unfailing 
co-operation, which is a real source of inspiration in our vrork. 

The highlight of the year was the total of hampers, baskets 
and boxes received at our centers during the four months of 
the hamper season from 33 towns — 755. the highest in our his- 
tory, this amazing result being reached during a summer of 
rains and floods, culminating in the hurricane of our closing 
hamper week. 

From the contributions of flowers, jelly, canned goods, pack- 
aged goods, fruits and vegetables, brought in each Wednesday 
morning by automobile from three garden clubs alone it was 
possible to make 100 individual calls and to send to 21 institu- 
tions, some of them receiving donations weekly. 

Through the kindness of Mr. Thurlow we received a large 
quantity of surplus peonies and hardy ferns before the opening 
of the peony show and the sod borders after the show, acceptable 
in the neighborhood house and the back yard gardens of the 
South End. The peony and gladiolus exhibits enabled us to 
make a large distribution of flowers after the shows. 

The tulip festival benefit of the "Wollaston Garden Club 
helped us to meet our annual budget. The classes for gift 
baskets at flower shows of the Marblehead. Newton Centre and 
Duxbury garden clubs brought us choice entries. From the 
Waban Garden Club at Christmas came the largest total ever 
received from a single group, 439 "goodies.'' 

One hundred and twenty-four helpers assisted in the trim- 
ming, assembling and delivery of our 356 Thanksgiving, Christ- 
mas and Easter baskets. 

The Massachusetts Horticultural Society provides the op- 
portunity for the Fruit and Flower Mission to constantly 
increase its ministry of friendliness. 

Emily I. Elliott, Executive Secretary. 



The following is a list of the number of members of the 
Massachusetts Horticultural Society whose deaths were re- 
ported to May 1, 1939. 

Mrs. Sarah R. Allen 

Mr. George M. Anderson 

Col. James M. Andrews 

Gen. Francis H. Appleton 

Miss Ruth Babson 

Mr. J. F. Bailey 

Miss Frances M. Baker 

Mrs. William Hewson Baltzell 

Mrs. William R. Barnes 

Mrs. Florence M. Bartlett 

Miss Mary G. Bartlett 

Mr. Hermann H. Bartsch 

Mrs. Thomas P. Beal 

Mrs. Frank B. Bemis 

Mr. George N. Black 

Mrs. Mary D. Blodgett 

Mrs. Harvey L. Boutwell 

Mr. James H. Bowditch 

Mrs. Elma S. Bowen 

Mrs. John Carter Brown 

Mrs. L. Cora Brown 

Mr. Charles N. Brush 

Mr. Vincent Buitta 

Miss Grace Chamberlain 

Mr. Ralph W. Channell 

Mrs. Mary B. Child 

Mr. George Churcher 

Miss Grace M. Clark 

Mr. B. Preston Clark 

Mrs. Banyer Clarkson 

Mr. Charles H. Cleaves 

Mr. John H. Connor 

Mr. Herbert A. Cook 

Mr. Charles A. Coolidge 

Mrs. M. L. Coolidge 

Mr. John A. Cousens 

Mrs. Guy W. Cox 

Mr. S. B. Crombie 

Mrs. Hattie E. Cummings 

Miss Bessie H. Curwen 

Judge Samuel R. Cutler 

Miss Alice E. Dacy 

Mrs. C. L. Dawes 

Mrs. C. B. Dawley 

Mr. Henry Sargent Dawson 

Mr. William F. Dawson 

Mr. Frank A. Delabarre 

Miss Grace B. Delnow 

Mrs. Charles H. Dennison 

Mr. James L. Duncan 

Mr. Stephen Troyte Dunn 

Mr. Eugene M. Dunphe 

Miss Grace M. Dutcher 

Mr. Herbert H. Dyer 

Miss Grace M. Edwards 

Mrs. Harold C. Ernst 

Mr. E. Kenneth Ervin 

Miss Edith Evans 

Mr. John Woodford Farlow 

Mrs. S. Olin Field 

Mrs. Jennie T. Fox 

Mr. Arthur M. French 

Mrs. J. V. Garton 

Miss Lucy P. Gay 

Mr. John P. A. Guerineau 

Mr. Louis Hanitch 

Mrs. Edward Harding 

Mr. Francis R. Hart 

Mr. George Deane Hartshorn 

Mr. Charles L. Hartshorne 

Mr. George Fred Harwood 

Mrs. A. W. Haskell 

Miss Helen Holmes 

Mr. C. Crawford Hollidge 

Mrs. Arthur Hunnewell 

Mr. George Hurst 

Mrs. Samuel Hutchinson 

Mrs. Corinne C. Hyde 

Miss Helen Jaques 

Dr. Mary E. Jones 




Mr. John T. Kaler 
Mr. Simeon C. Keith 
Mr. Frederic H. Kennard 
Mr. Charles A. Kidder 
Mr. Nathaniel T. Kidder 
Mrs. Robert Cushman King 
Mr. A. E. J. Kingan 
Mr. Charles E. Lauriat, Jr. 
Mrs. Charlotte Duguid Lawton 
Mr. John E. Leonard 
Mrs. Philip Little 
Mr. Augustus P. Loring 
Mr. Newton Mackintosh 
Mr. Richard Bruant Mackintosh 
Mrs. Charles Mann 
Mr. Warren H. Manning 
Mrs. A. L. Mclndoe 
Mrs. Frank A. Merrill 
Mr. Maurice A. Metcalf 
Mr. Peter M. Miller 
Mrs. Charles S. Minot 
Mr. John T. Morse, Jr. 
Mr. Frederick Strong Moseley 
Miss Eleanor Murphy- 
Miss Edith F. Nassau 
Miss Mary S. Page 
Mrs. Benjamin W. Parker 
Gen. Francis Peabody, Jr. 
Mr. Frank E. Perkins 
Mrs. Walter A. Perry 
Dr. John C. Phillips 
Mr. Horatio A. Phinney 
Mr. Dudley L. Pickman 
Mr. Dean Pierce 
Dr. M. Vassar Pierce 
Mrs. Wm. Leonard Pitcher 
Mr. Lyman F. Priest 
Miss Florence I. Reddy 
Mr. Charles E. Riley 
Mrs. Robert W. Robbins 

Mr. Alfred E. Robinson 
Mrs. Waldo 0. Ross 
Mr. Henry D. Sabean 
Mr. Charles J. Sander 
Miss Mary Crease Sears 
Mr. Hollis Hunnewell Shaw 
Mrs. Herbert B. Shonk 
Mrs. Fred W. Sleeper 
Dr. C. Morton Smith 
Mr. George N. Smith 
Col. William D. Sohier 
Mr. Philip R. Spaulding 
Mr. Isaac Sprague 
Mr. Frank W. Stearns 
Mr. Allan P. Stevens 
Mr. David C. Stranger 
Mrs. Edward W. Swan 
Mrs. Samuel B. Swan 
Mr. Edwin P. Taylor 
Mr. John Tillock 
Miss Ellen May Tower 
Mr. Charles H. Traiser 
Mrs. H. W. Tyler 
Mrs. William Q. Wales 
Mr. Arthur G. Walton 
Miss Sybil Ward 
Mrs. Whitman Ware 
Mrs. Samuel Waxman 
Mr. Archie A. Way 
Mrs. Laurence J. Webster 
Mrs. Channing M. Wells 
Miss Mary Wells 
Mrs. Barrett Wendell 
Mr. Myron L. Whitcomb 
Mr. Ralph H. White 
Mr. Winfred H. Whiting 
Mr. Ellerton P. Whitney 
Mrs. Carl W. Wimmen 
Mrs. Samuel B. Woodward 
Mr. Palmer York 



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Presented at the 

With a List of 

Annual Meeting, 1939 

The annual meeting of the Massachusetts Horticultural 
Society was held in Horticultural Hall at 3 P.M. on Monday, 
May 1. In the absence of the president, Mr. Webster, who was 
traveling in the West, the meeting was presided over by Mr. 
William Ellery, a vice-president. Mr. Ellery named as tellers 
Mr. James Geehan, Mr. Edwin F. Steffek and Miss Dorothy 
St. J. Manks. The secretary read the call for the meeting and 
the minutes of the previous annual meeting, after which Mr. 
Ellery read the president's address. Reports were then pre- 
sented by the secretary, treasurer and various committee 

The President's Address 

It is a. matter of great regret that I am unable to be present 
at this year's annual meeting of the Massachusetts Horticul- 
tural Society, but you may be sure that my thoughts are with 
you while this meeting is in progress. 

Unquestionably the most important matter for discussion 
today is that which relates to the increase in dues. I think that 
most of you are already informed about the circumstances 
which make this increase necessary. I am sorry that a mis- 
leading note was published in some of the papers indicating 
that an advance to $5.00 would be asked for. There has never 
been any proposal to increase the dues by more than a single 
dollar, an amount which will put them on a parity with the 
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the annual dues of which 
are $3.00. This amount is, of course, much less than the dues 
of the Horticultural Society of New York, which are $10.00. 

Under the terms of the charter granted this Society more 
than 100 years ago, the state has jurisdiction over the Society 
so far as the matter of dues is concerned. A change can be 
made only through legislative action and a $2.00 annual fee has 
been maintained since the Society was organized in 1829. The 
bill which has just been passed was so worded as to permit the 
Society to raise its dues to an amount not exceeding $5.00. 
This clause was inserted to provide for future contingencies 
but without any thought of making an increase of more than 
$1.00 at the present time. 

I am associated in one way or another with several educa- 
tional and charitable institutions, and I can say from personal 



knowledge that all of them are in much the same situation as 
this Society. Those of their members who in previous years 
have been able to contribute rather freely to their support have 
found it necessary to reduce their contributions. If they have 
been fortunate enough to have a large endowment, they have 
found the income shrinking because of decreased dividends 
from securities or because bonds yielding five and one-half and 
six per cent have been called in, to be replaced by bonds yield- 
ing only three and one-half to four per cent. At the same time, 
expenses of all kinds have increased. A generally depressed 
condition of business is reflected in a reduced revenue from the 
Spring flower shows. This is true in New York as well as in 
Boston. These are economic conditions which must be faced 
as facts and not as theories and have influenced the Trustees to 
ask for the passage of the amendment making the small in- 
crease in dues possible. 

As I explained to you in the letter which was enclosed in the 
call for this meeting, the cost has now risen to such an extent 
that each new member added to the Society's rolls means a 
financial loss. A $1.00 increase will remedy this situation pro- 
viding there is no serious drop in membership as a result of it. 

There has been much speculation, of course, as to the effect 
of the proposed change. As your President, and being well 
acquainted with the loyalty and good will of our members, I 
am optimistic enough to believe that the loss of membership 
will be extremely small. I might make a personal appeal to all 
our members to stand behind us in this matter, but I hardly 
believe that that is necessary. 

I am sure that no one will say that the members do not 
receive adequate returns for the investment they make when 
they become members of this Society. When they receive a free 
ticket to the Spring flower show, a ticket to the Fall show, a 
subscription to Horticulture, a copy of the year book, all the 
privileges of the Library and admission to the Society's lectures, 
they are given the full equivalent of their dues, even at $3.00. 
Probably the fact is not generally realized, but a large majority 
of our members live in Metropolitan Boston and our peculiar 
postal regulations make it necessary for us to place at least a 
two-cent postage stamp on every copy of Horticulture deliv- 
ered within the Metropolitan limits. This amounts to about 


fifty cents a year for each member, which in itself is a drain 
on our treasury. 

It is quite true that some additional economies might be 
made but they would be possible only by reducing the activities 
of the Society and by making it less valuable to its members. 
I do not believe that this is desired by any one. 

Last year for the first time in ten years, the membership was 
slightly smaller at the end of the year than it was at the be- 
ginning. This is a matter which, I believe, greatly distresses 
the Secretary, who has redoubled his efforts to relieve this 
situation. The results of his efforts have already been shown in 
a considerably larger increase in the membership than was the 
case up to this time last year. 

The past year has been one of great activity as you will see 
by the other reports at this meeting. We suffered a severe loss 
in the death of Nathaniel T. Kidder, a past President, who 
served for many years as chairman of the library committee. 
In his will, Mr. Kidder left the Society the sum of $5000 for 
the use of the Library, together with various books and pictures. 
Incidentally, this is the only bequest of money, except in very 
small amounts, which has come to us for a long time. I some- 
times wonder why men and women of wealth neglect to include 
this Society in their wills. I suspect that it is because there is 
a common belief that the Society is very wealthy, a belief which 
all of us are trying to destroy. 

Just before leaving home, I received word of the death of 
General Francis H. Appleton, a former President of this 
Society and long a Trustee, although not active in recent years 
because of his great age. General Appleton's death removes the 
last of the Society's living presidents. He was a man who in his 
younger days contributed much to the Society's progress and 
always had a keen interest in its welfare. 

We are faced with some problems in connection with the 
construction of the Huntington Avenue subway. Inasmuch as 
a subway station and an underpass are to be constructed at 
this corner, the work doubtless will take a long time and will 
require a great deal of excavating. Because of the danger that 
the underpinning or the piles on which the building stands 
may be affected, I believe it necessary to have a survey of the 
building made at once together with borings to obtain data as 


to the water table. Because of the importance of this matter, I 
am having the work done by competent engineers. Consider- 
able inconvenience must be put up with while the subway con- 
struction work is underway, but when it is finished it will be 
greatly to the advantage of the Society, inasmuch as there is 
to be a subway entrance at the Huntington and Massachusetts 
Avenue corner of this building. With this subway completed, 
the South and North Stations can be reached much more 
readily and much more quickly than at present. I believe that 
this fact will help to increase the number of people coming to 
Horticultural Hall, particularly at the time of our smaller 
exhibitions. The subway should, for the same reasons, add to 
the attendance at the Spring flower shows if they continue to 
be held at Mechanics Building. 

There are other matters which I would be glad to take up 
with the members, but this message has already become longer 
than I intended it to be, and I am sure that the various reports 
given this afternoon will cover the other matters in detail. In 
closing, therefore, I wish to extend my heartiest greetings to 
the members that are present and to thank them for their sus- 
tained loyalty and support. 

Edwin S. Webster, President. 

Report of the Secretary 

Last year the secretary boasted a little that the total mem- 
bership had exceeded the 9000 mark. This year he is forced to 
admit, although with reluctance, that there has been a slight 
recession. For the first time in ten years, the year has not 
shown a membership gain. This recession is not due to any 
lack of effort on the part of the staff at Horticultural Hall but 
must be ascribed largely to business conditions. The death list 
has been rather heavy. Some members have moved to other 
places and some have confessed frankly that they are no longer 
able to keep up their membership, although they expect to 
come back as soon as their financial condition improves, 

The reports of the president and the treasurer show that the 
financial condition of the Society is not as good as it was a 
year ago, but an improvement is being noted in some respect, 
particularly in rentals. It seems likely that they will run 
higher this year than for several years past. 

A section of the court for which the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 
was awarded a gold in medal in 1938. 


This Society has lost its two living ex-presidents in the past 
year. One, Nathaniel T. Kidder, died July 13, 1938. For many 
years he was chairman of the library committee and a faithful 
attendant at its meetings. In his will he bequeathed $5000 to 
the Society for the benefit of the library and also left the 
Society a collection of books and several paintings, the latter 
now hanging on the walls in different parts of the building. 
Mr. Kidder was president from 1903 to 1905 inclusive. General 
Francis Henry Appleton, who was president from 1896 to 
1900, passed away only a few weeks ago. He has not been 
active in the Society's work in recent years because of advanced 
age but his interest in this work made him an occasional visitor 
to Horticultural Hall. His cheery smile and friendly words 
will be missed. 

In the course of the year the Society lost another member 
who was not so well known but who had the Society's interests 
much at heart. This was Edwin Hale Lincoln of Pittsfield, 
who was killed by an automobile at the ripe age of 90. Mr. 
Lincoln, who was a striking figure, being well over six feet 
tall, won fame as a photographer, especially for his work in 
photographing wild flowers and trees. He was given a silver 
medal by this Society for this work in 1929. Under an 
arrangement previously made with Mr. Lincoln, the Society 
inherited some 2000 negatives, most of them 8 x 10 glass plates, 
although a few are 11 x 14 plates. These pictures are very 
valuable, probably being the finest collection of eastern wild 
flowers in existence today. They have been moved to Horti- 
cultural Hall, and a dark room has been fitted up at small 
expense where they can be printed as needed. It is expected 
that much use will be made of these photographs in years to 

The Society suffered another loss in the resignation of Mr. 
Robert H. Roland, a trustee and for several years a member of 
the exhibition committee. Mr. Roland has moved to Chicago. 
He will be missed. The president appointed Mr. Winthrop L. 
Carter to fill out his unexpired term. 

The Society has co-operated with the Department of Educa- 
tion in putting on two study courses, one on flower arrange- 
ment by Professor Dorothy Sharpies of Boston University, 
and one by Mr. Robert S. Sturtevant, landscape architect. A 


study course in botany to be held at Horticultural Hall over a 
period of eight weeks is now being arranged. This course will 
be conducted by Miss Elizabeth Blossom of the library staff. 

A great many meetings have been held by different organiza- 
tions at Horticultural Hall in the course of the year. The 
various organizations which now meet here from time to time 
include the following : The Gardeners' and Florists' Club of 
Boston. The Xew England "Wild. Flower Preservation Society, 
The Benevolent Fraternity Fruit and Flower Mission. The 
Xew England Gladiolus Society. The Dahlia Society of Xew 
England. The American Rock Garden Society. The Xew Eng- 
land Division of the American Iris Society, The Xew England 
Gourd Society. The Xew England Carnation Growers. The 
Herb Society of America and The Boston Mycological Club. 

The secretary desires to express his appreciation of the kind- 
ness shown him and the co-operation given him by the officers, 
trustees, committees and members. He also thanks the mem- 
bers of his staff. 

E. I. Faerlngtox, Secretary. 

Report of the Treasurer 

DECEMBER 31, 1938 


Cash in Banks and on hand $ 20.101.67 

Treasurer $ 9.325.66 

Bursar : In bank 9.285.39 

On hand 10.00 

Savings bank deposits 1.480.62 


Investments — Valued at cost 545.238.01 

Capital assets 574.003.95 

Real estate $498,564.63 

Improvements and additions to buildings 28,858.85 

Library 46,580.47 

Deferred Charges : Spring show, 1939 4,114.60 


88 massachusetts horticultural society 

Liabilities and Capital Funds 

Liabilities — Accounts payable $ 312.07 

Sundry Funds 446,212.97 

Special uses : Principal $157,913.73 

Unexpended income 8,455.94 


General uses : Principal 279,843.30 


Life Membership Fees $ 22,444.00 

Mount Auburn Cemetery Fund 52,711.84 

Library Cataloguing Fund 1,500.00 

Capital 564,524.70 

Surplus (Capital) 47,006.11 

Balance, January 1, 1938 $ 51,418.71 

Deduct : Losses on sales of securities 4,412.60 


Surplus (Earned) 8,746.54 

Balance, January 1, 1938 $ 32,864.75 

Deduct : 

Excess of expenditures over income $2,333.77 

Transferred to Show Fund 1,000.00 

Transferred to Library Cataloguing 

Fund 500.00 

Additional 1937 prizes 25.00 

Furniture and exhibition ware 

written off 11,303.02 

Lantern slides written off 2,769.42 

Massachusetts Horticultural Society 

History written off " 6,187.00 


$ 8,746.54 



Year Ended Tear Ended 

Income December 31, 1938 December 31, 1937 
Income from investments and 
bank interest (less proportion 

allocated to restricted funds) $22,146.73 $25,872.08 

Membership fees 15,963.17 15,958.00 

Rentals 2,764.51 2,314.40 

Spring show— 1938 19,458.50 



Spring show — 1937 

Incidentals $119.89 

Sundry donations 

Lantern slides — income -±1.90 

Library catalogues 2.00 





Add: Horticulture income 





Operating Expenses : 

Building expenses $17,526.59 

Library expenses 6,669.43 

Office and general expenses . 31,865.44 

Misc. exhibition expenses . . . 4,920.51 

Autumn show — 1938 1,357.15 

Autumn show — 1937 

Awards, Lectures, and Miscellaneous : 

Lectures $329.90 

Medals and certificates 517.69 

Banquet of the society 53.50 

Add: Horticulture loss 











$63,240.21 $65,455.24 
Excess of Expenditures Over Income — 

Transferred to Surplus Earned $ 2,333.77 

Excess of Income Over Expenditures — 

Transferred to Surplus Earned $ 2.880.79 



Bate Maturity Cost 

% Date Value 

$15,000 Alabama Power Company 5 6/1/51 $14,999.73 

5,000 Allis Chalmers Manufacturing Co 4 9/1/52 5,100.00 

5,000 American European Securities Co 5 5/1/58 5,000.00 

14,000 Anaconda Copper Mining Co 4y 2 10/1/50 13,903.75 

15,000 Atlantic Coast Line Railroad 4 7/1/52 14,608.11 

15,000 Central Pacific Rwy. Co. Through Short 

Line " 4 10/1/54 14,943.75 

15,000 Columbus Electric and Power Co 5 11/1/54 14.700.00 

15,000 Community Power and Light 5 3/1/57 10,836.44 

15,000 Florida Power and Light 5 1/1/54 12,979.21 


15,000 Houston Gulf Gas Co 6 4/1/43 $15,672.58 

15,000 Los Angeles Electric Co. Dept. Water 

and Power 3y 2 1/15/66 15,450.00 

15,000 Louisiana Power and Light 5 6/1/57 15,634.39 

15,000 Louisville and Nashville R. R 4 7/1/40 16,151.86 

5,000 National Distillers 4y 2 5/1/45 5,263.37 

15,000 New York Power and Light Co 4V 2 10/1/67 14,197.00 

5,000 North American Edison Co. "C" 5 11/15/69 4,775.00 

15,000 North American Edison Co 5y 2 8/15/63 12,789.84 

15,000 Oklahoma Natural Gas conv. deb 5 5/1/46 15,000.00 

10,000 Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Co 4 3/1/52 9,750.00 

15,000 Penn-Ohio Edison Co 6 11/1/50 12,113.91 

14,000 Potomac Edison Co 5 11/1/56 12,222.22 

20,000 Puget Sound Power and Light Co 5V 2 6/1/49 17,445.00 

15,000 Railway and Light Securities— 11th series 4y 2 10/1/55 15,000.00 

8,000 Shell Union Oil Corpn 3y 2 3/1/51 7,920.00 

12,000 Scoville Mfg. Co 5y 2 1/1/45 12,420.00 

15,000 Shawinigan Water and Power Co 4y 2 5 '1/68 14,775.00 

15,000 Union Pacific R. R. Co 4 7/1/47 13,650.00 

10,000 Washington Water Power Co 5 1/1/60 9,418.75 

Total bonds $346,719.91 

Shares Stocks 

50 American Can Co $ 5,650.91 

100 American Telephone and Telegraph Co 14,766.96 

100 American Tobacco "B" 10,200.23 

200 Buffalo, Niagara and Eastern Power Co. 6.4% pf d 4,150.00 

150 Commercial Credit Corp. 4Vk% conv. pfd } 

26 Commercial Credit Corp. common f ' 

100 Consumers' Power Co. 4.50 pfd 10,050.00 

265 136 Aoo Electric Bond and Share Co } 

2,192 General Electric Co. common { ' 

100 First National Bank of Boston 5,025.00 

30 Fisk Rubber Co. pfd 8,011.82 

20 International Match Realization Co. Ltd. v.t.c 4,161.25 

500 National Power & Light Co. $6 pfd 50,750.00 

160 North American Co. $3 pfd 6,871.50 

100 Northern States Power Co. 7% pfd 7,548.75 

365 2 A Radio Corporation of America Common 

500 Southern California Edison Co. 5y 2 % pfd 13,750.00 

422 Tampa Electric Co. common 14,657.32 

200 United Fruit Co 12,660.00 

Total stocks $198,518.10 

annual meeting, 1939 91 


Bonds $346,719.91 

Stocks 198,518.10 

Total $545,238.01 

Income to Be Used for Special Purposes 


Total Income Principal 

Samuel Appleton Fund $ 1,000.00 $ $ 1,000.00 

Josiah Bradley Fund 1,000.00 1,000.00 

Albert Cameron Burrage— Library 33,727.93 3,727.93 30,000.00 

Albert Cameron Burrage— Show 20,668.00 668.00 20,000.00 

Albert Cameron Burrage— Porch Fund . 1,526.37 276.37 1,250.00 

John C. Chaffin Fund 1,000.89 .89 1,000.00 

William N. Craig Fund 2,726.27 226.27 2,500.00 

Benjamin B. Davis Fund 500.00 500.00 

Jackson Dawson Memorial Fund 3,576.31 349.31 3,227.00 

John S. Farlow Fund 2,521.12 21.12 2,500.00 

John S. Farlow Fund — Newton 

Horticultural Society 2,900.42 2,900.42 

Benjamin V. French Fund— No. 1 500.00 500.00 

Benjamin V. French Fund— No. 2 3,000.00 3,000.00 

John Allen French 5,000.61 .61 5,000.00 

John D. Williams French Fund 11,778.72 96.84 11,681.88 

Henry A. Gane Memorial Fund 1,000.00 1,000.00 

H. H. Hunnewell Fund— No. 1 . . . 828.00 328.00 500.00 

H. H. Hunnewell Fund— No. 2 2,149.00 149.00 2,000.00 

H. H. Hunnewell Fund— No. 3 1,505.00 5.00 1^500.00 

John A. LoweU Fund 1,000.00 1,000.00 

Theodore Lyman Fund— No. 1 1,000.00 1,000.00 

Theodore Lyman Fund— No. 2 10,000.00 10,000.00 

Benjamin H. Pierce Fund 1,129.09 329.09 800.00 

Thomas Roland Fund 3,580.51 580.51 3,000.00 

John Lewis Russell Fund 1,421.08 421.08 1,000.00 

Show Fund 36,200.00 36,200.00 

William J. Walker Fund 2,354.33 .10 2,354.43 

Levi Whitcomb Fund 507.00 7.00 500.00 

George Robert White Fund 11,259.02 1,259.02 10,000.00 

Marshall P. Wilder Fund 1,010.00 10.00 1,000.00 

Total $166,369.67 $8,455.94 $157,913.73 

92 massachusetts horticultural society 

Income to Be Used for General Purposes 

Anonymous Funds $ 1,000.00 $ 1,000.00 

Albert Cameron Burrage Fund 1,200.00 1,200.00 

John Chaney Fund 1,000.00 1,000.00 

Helen Collamore Fund 5,000.00 5,000.00 

Arthur F. Estabrook Fund 50,000.00 50,000.00 

Ida F. Estabrook Fund 11,638.76 11,638.76 

Caroline F. Freeman Fund 10,000.00 10,000.00 

Francis Brown Hayes Bequest 189,904 54 189,904.54 

Francis Brown Hayes Fund 10,000.00 10,000.00 

Margaret Whitney Fund 100.00 100.00 

Total $279,843.30 $279,843.30 

IN 1938 AND 1937 

Income Spring Show, 1938 Spring Show, 1937 
Tickets : 

Regular admissions $47,216.85 $49,684.75 

Trade tickets 3,642.25 3,494.25 

Students' tickets 97.75 198.50 

Members' tickets 9,340.80 9,474.36 

Garden Club tickets 10,788.75 8,313.50 

Miscellaneous 4.00 

$71,086.40 $71,169.36 

Trade space 9,827.15 9,557.40 

Allied Arts Commission 25.00 

Restaurant 1,140.47 1,172.59 

Flower booth 4,561.69 4,404.94 

Less : Flower booth expense . . 3,694.86 3,530.27 

866.83 874.67 

Programs 2,164.92 2,650.11 

Less : Program expense 190.48 358.46 

1,974.44 2,291.65 

Check room 504.25 449.25 

$85,424.54 $85,514.92 

Carting $ 278.28 $ 281.90 

Committee expense 204.75 243.31 

Committee fees 225.00 375.00 

Decorating 10,213.85 9,576.35 

Garden Club expense 750.00 750.00 

Insurance 331.58 241.58 


Judges' expense $406.39 $210.60 

Labor 3,170.75 2,637.31 

Manager's commission and salary 4,411.22 4,660.12 

Managers expenses 90.17 87.82 

Music 1,490.00 595.00 

Plant material and forcing .... 2,345.85 2.065.05 

Police 500.00 500.00 

Postage, stationery and supplies 511.45 734.02 

Printing 493.77 523.78 

Prizes, medals, and certificates . 19,965.95 18,955.95 

Publicity 8.936.65 8,041.12 

Rentals 9,811.92 9.774.00 

Rubbish removal 300.00 360.00 

Telephone 150.14 130.61 

Miscellaneous 1,342.47 728.94 

Wheel chairs — net 35.85 1.15 

Lectures 100.30 

65,966.04 61,573.91 

Excess of Income over Expenditures $19,458.50 $23,941.01 


Year Ended Tear Ended 

Income December 31, 1938 December 31, 1937 

Advertising $24,184.14 $27,454.42 

Subscriptions 23,677.80 20,632.83 

Books 438.75 195.23 

Garden Club News 3,907.83 3,506.27 

Garden Omnibus commission . . . 238.34 

Garden Omnibus royalty 260.87 

Miscellaneous 297.31 255.34 

$53,005.04 ■ $52,044.09 


Printing $19,129.56 $19,438.40 

Paper 10,505.01 9,928.33 

Cuts 2,833.79 2.827.98 

Wrappers 425.91 507.67 

Postage 4,649.31 4,437.43 

Books 118.58 135.52 

Garden Club News 3,169.61 2,754.62 

Commissions and discounts .... 3,963.68 4,252.72 

Contributions 1,518.78 1,391.65 


Salaries $4,084.00 $4,000.00 

Miscellaneous 2,197.07 2,551.82 

52,595.30 52,226.14 

Net Income $ 409.74 

Net Loss $ 182.05 


Year Ended Tear Ended 

December December 

31, 1938 31, 1937 

Labor $10,767.00 $10,628.00 

Supplies 211.05 207.52 

Heating 1,294.64 1,191.40 

Lighting 1,440.32 1,488.93 

Repairs 1,693.95 1,655.07 

Insurance 1,448.99 1,428.21 

Incidentals 670.64 471.58 

Total $17,526.59 $17,070.71 


Year Ended Year Ended 

December December 

31, 1938 31, 1937 

Salaries $5,039.78 $5,134.39 

Binding and repairs 1,373.15 1,382.77 

Books and Periodicals 2.47 46.46 

Printing 40.60 251.75 

Stationery and postage 57.83 11.73 

Supplies 144.25 399.95 

Insurance 9.60 9.60 

Incidentals 1.75 1.50 

Repairs 2.20 

Total $6,669.43 $7,240.35 


Year Ended Year Ended 

December December 

31, 1938 31, 1937 

Salaries $18,773.81 $18,268.66 

Stationery and postage 2,668.72 2,897.56 

Printing 1,227.84 2,888.99 

Supplies 362.58 590.46 


Telephone and telegraph $740.39 $710.37 

Traveling 117.30 129.77 

Subscriptions of members to Horticulture 6,650.19 6,603.75 

Incidentals 712.82 1,100.18 

Repairs 84.95 15.90 

Miscellaneous 526.84 

Total $31,865.44 $33,205.64 


Year Ended Year Ended 

December December 

31, 1938 31, 1937 

Salary $3,260.00 $3,315.10 

Printing 462.00 678.49 

Supplies 266.71 765.49 

Advertising 125.00 100.00 

Exhibition committee fees 260.00 315.00 

Prize committee fees 115.00 95.00 

Traveling 117.11 89.80 

Miscellaneous 93.81 76.45 

Incidentals 220.88 130.90 

Total $4,920.51 $5,566.23 


Income : 

Tickets $1,718.51 

Decorating 10.00 

From Show Fund 348.25 


Expenses : 

Salary and labor $ 164.00 

Advertising 203.13 

Signs 13.00 

Printing 13.20 

Supplies 13.34 

Postage 111.75 

Prizes 2,278.00 

Garden awards 225.00 

Medals and certificates 67.93 

Prize committee fees 30.00 

Judges' expense 67.76 

Manager's expense 7.20 


Decorating $199.60 

Rubbish 15.00 

Incidentals 25.00 


Net Loss $1,357.15 

Respectfully submitted, 

John S. Ames, Treasurer. 

Report of the Library Committee 

Mr. Nathaniel T. Kidder's death in July of 1938 took from 
the Library a friend of many years, a Chairman who knew its 
problems intimately and one who gave time and interest freely 
to its affairs. 

During the past year members have been reading and study- 
ing with vigor. This has been evident in various ways — more 
visitors to the reading room, more correspondence, more books 
borrowed. Each year seems to have some central subject of 
interest, and recently we are finding a new demand for material 
on special genera and groups of plants. This must lead us to 
study and strengthen our resources where we find them weak. 

Five thousand, two hundred and twenty-two books were 
borrowed in 1938, an increase of more than five hundred over 
1937. We are particularly glad to report again an increase in 
the use of the Library by mail. The action of the federal govern- 
ment in reducing postage on books has helped in this, for high 
mailing rates have been a handicap to man}^ would-be readers. 

The Library has been even more than usual the means of 
drawing members into the Society, and such members are 
generally in their turn stimulating readers, with keen and 
definite interests. 

The descriptive leaflets sent in the past year to all members, 
new and old, have also brought more readers to our active list. 
Although it has not seemed wise to spend time on an elaborate 
study, available records show a Library patronage of about 
seven hundred, or less than one-tenth of our membership. This 
figure should be larger. 

The book collection has been increased by extensive gifts of 
volumes from the estates of Mrs. Helen Osgood Sprague, 


Mr. William J. Stewart, and Mr. Nathaniel T. Kidder. The Herb 
Society of America has also continued to add to the Frances 
Torrey Norton Memorial, and other friends have contributed 
individual volumes. Mr. Kidder also bequeathed to the Society 
$5,000 "the income only to be used, for any of the objects of the 
Library." Assignment of the fund is being considered with 

There have been new publications of outstanding quality. 
I have in mind David Fairchild's "The "World Was My Gar- 
den", Gordon Dunthorne's "Flower and Fruit Prints of the 
18th and Early 19th Centuries" and the first volume of the 
Royal Horticultural Society's "Horticultural Colour Chart". 

The Library has had opportunities of co-operating in various 
ways with other organizations, notably with the New England 
Wild Flower Preservation Society, the New England Gladiolus 
Society, Lowthorpe School of Landscape Architecture, and 
with the Simmons College School of Library Science (which 
sent a student to observe our methods). Other societies have 
met at the Hall regularly and many of their members have used 
meeting days for study. 

Oakes Ames, Charirman. 

Report of the Committee on Exhibitions 

The Committee on Exhibitions has met sixteen times since 
last May. Considering the amount of business this committee 
transacts, it is somewhat surprising that so few sessions were 
held. Several factors are responsible for this. Secretary 
Farrington conferred with us whenever the pressure of his 
duties eased sufficiently to permit him, and from his fund of 
experience gave counsel and guidance. Mr. William Ellery 
offered generously of his time, and his practical suggestions 
proved of value in many instances. You realize that with each 
show the efficiency of our Exhibition Manager, Mr. Arno H. 
Nehrling, is definitely increased and the problems and multi- 
tude of details left for committee decision are proportionately 
lessened. Another factor which served to expedite all our 
deliberations was the manner in which the program for each 
meeting was organized and prepared by the manager in accord- 
ance with the urgency and importance of the accumulated 


From the very first meeting on the 25th of last May through 
the last one on April 12, the committee has kept constantly in 
mind the policies and principles of the Society, holding firmly 
to the real purpose of the shows. The exhibits must be educa- 
tional, of the highest standard, introducing new species and 
varieties to exemplify and encourage horticultural skill and 
progress. A certain proportion of the exhibits must be prac- 
tical in order that our visitors may take away with them ideas 
which may be applied to their own gardening operations, the 
improvement of their home grounds or incorporated into the 
commercial enterprise. 

Then, too, a show is not a success unless there is a goodly 
quantity of the spectacular. And through it all each exhibit 
must possess the excellence which qualifies it for a place in the 
show. Dignity is paramount and nothing will destroy this 
quality more quickly than the cheap and tawdry. 

From the outset, President Webster made it very clear that 
the committee must adhere rigidly to the budget and that a 
sufficient profit must be realized on the Spring show to defray 
the expenses of the exhibitions for which no admissions are 
charged. That the committee has come through with an ade- 
quate balance is very commendable despite the fact that the 
show ran one day less than last year. I feel that acting only 
as chairman and contributing comparatively little to the real 
committee work, I can commend the other members on this 
point without embarrassment. 

This report is not intended as a eulogy to individuals singly 
or collectively who have with their time and talent made this 
show year a success. If it were so intended, it would be endless. 
But I cannot refrain from speaking of the fine relationship 
the Committee on Exhibitions has enjoyed with the Prize 
Committee. Two joint meetings were held primarily to clarify 
certain points, which left in confusion, would have terminated 
in misunderstandings among judges and exhibitors. You prob- 
ably know that very little unpleasantness and adjusting after 
shows has occurred this year. You may thank your Prize 
Committee for that. 

Many suggestions as to sources of exhibition material, 
changes in schedules, modification of rules and improvement 
of relationships have been offered by persons interested in the 




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welfare of the Society and the success of the shows. Every 
suggestion has been welcomed, appreciated and carefully con- 
sidered. Let us have more. 

The Camellia show, staged last February for the second time, 
seems now to have justified itself as a very worthy feature of 
the annual show program. 

We learn with gratification that the exhibit put on by the 
New England Gourd Society at the Fall show met with such 
a favorable reception that the Society plans to conduct its 
own show in Horticultural Hall next Autumn. 

Let us get solidly and vigorously behind the next children's 
show stimulating greater interest and offering more recogni- 
tion for their efforts. It is a fine and wholesome activity for 
the children to engage in. Besides, they are the future ex- 
hibitors in the big shows. Help them to form the good habit of 
growing and showing the products of their gardens, trees and 

Finally, in the composition of this year's shows, we have dis- 
cerned certain weak and ineffective units. This is particularly 
true of the Spring show, of course, because of its greater 
magnitude and the fact that it is a horticultural anachronism. 
Without intending to obligate the new committee in the least 
degree, we shall transmit to them the results of our observations 
and point to the spots where, we believe, these weaknesses lie. 

Ray M. Koon. 

Report of the Committee on Prizes 

The Committee on Prizes is very grateful both to the judges 
who have served during the past year and to the many ex- 
hibitors in our shows for their fine sense of co-operation and 
understanding of each other's problems. The committee is 
pleased to report a remarkably harmonious year of very inter- 
esting work. There have been but a very few protests of any 

It might be of interest to the members of the Society to 
know the number of judges who have served in our eight shows 
this year. The total is 122. Our method of selecting these 
judges might also be of interest. Before each show the com- 
mittee meets and discusses the possible choices at some length. 
We attempt to avoid using the same judges as were used the 


preceding year but this is a little difficult because of the paucity 
of names in many classifications. 

Information on judges is filed in a very excellent card index 
which our predecessors started and built up to a comprehensive 
size. Although we have had few protests, we do hope that the 
Society's members will co-operate further with us by suggest- 
ing new judges who are experts in various types of plants. 
We do not care whether these suggested judges are from New 
England or elsewhere. We would like to expand the card index 
as widely as possible both for our own use and to help our suc- 

Taking advantage of the simplified method introduced by 
the committee which served immediately before us, we have 
been able to speed up our work to a marked degree. Our 
committee and future committees owe much to Mr. William 
Ellery, last year's chairman, who furnished many of the ideas 
for our new, simplified routine. 

In the matter of awarding medals, the committee decided, 
at the beginning of the year, to be very careful about award- 
ing gold medals. It has been felt in the past, we believe, 
that these medals should be awarded only to exhibits of the 
highest distinction. The value of any medal awards of the 
Massachusetts Horticultural Society must be kept as high as 
the standards of our shows are. As a result of this policy, we 
have awarded but 23 gold medals, while 54 silver medals and 
14 bronze medals have been given. We feel that the importance 
of silver and bronze medals has been considerably increased. 

The personnel of our committee has suffered by the resigna- 
tion of Mr. Robert H. Roland, chairman at the beginning of 
the year. We are sorry to have lost Mr. Roland and we hope 
his new field of endeavor will bring him much happiness. Our 
committee has been enriched by the addition of Mr. Edward 
Norberg, a commercial grower and exhibitor. He brings us a 
fresh, new viewpoint which has been very helpful. 

The Committee on Prizes appreciates the helpful attitude of 
the Trustees, the staff at Horticultural Hall and the general 
membership of the Society. We hope all may continue to work 
together in the future as well as during our year's service. 

James Methven, Chairman. 


Report of the Committee on Lectures and Publications 

Business conditions the past year have not been favorable for 
magazine expansion, but Horticulture has continued to make 
steady if slow gains. Its circulation now exceeds 30,000 copies 
per issue. 

The backward season has militated somewhat against an ex- 
tensive advertising campaign this Spring and yet the March 
and April numbers have been very satisfactory from the adver- 
tising standpoint. Moreover, collections have been good. 

The advertising income for the year was $28,091 as against 
$30,961 the previous year, but the subscription income was 
$23,677, slightly more "than $3000 greater than the $20,632 of 
the year previous. The receipts were also increased through the 
sale of the book called "The Gardener's Omnibus," made up 
largely of articles from Horticulture and prepared for book 
publication by the editor. This book yielded $260.87 in royal- 
ties as well as $238.34 in commissions. The sale of other books 
increased the revenue by $300. 

It is believed that the sale of books sponsored by the Society 
will add materially to the revenue the present year. There are 
now eight books which have been written or edited by the staff , 
and from which the Society will make a profit over a long 
term of years. All these books are distributed throughout the 
country by the publishers, Hale, Cushman & Flint, and are 
being sold in bookstores from coast to coast. "The Gardener's 
Travel Book," the price of which is $2.50, is being particularly 
well received at this season. Six of our books constitute a dollar 
library, so-called, each book in the series being sold for $1.00. 
Two of them, Mrs. Hollis Webster's book on "Herbs" and Mrs. 
H. H. Buxton's book on "Begonias" are outstanding. They 
are the best books on these subjects regardless of price. 

These dollar books constitute an elaboration of various bulle- 
tins which have been sold by the Society over a term of years. 
They are being used to augment the circulation of Horticulture 
and subscription blanks are being placed in them as they are 
delivered. They also are doing much to enhance the prestige 
of the Society in sections where it is not very well known. 
If interest in these books continues, it is probable that even- 
tually they will be divorced from Horticulture, although the 
magazine is being used freely to advertise them, many sales 


being obtained in this way. In any event, they will naturally 
remain under the general supervision of the Committee on 
Lectures and Publications. 

I think the fact should be emphasized that the publication 
of a magazine with a national circulation is a business in itself, 
its ramifications covering many fields. It works in particularly 
well, however, with the general activities at Horticultural Hall, 
offering an unusual opportunity to present the Society's activi- 
ties to thousands of persons who otherwise would not be 
informed about them. Without question, Horticulture has been 
of great value in building up the membership, not only of the 
Society but also that of The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society 
and The Horticultural Society of New York. Attention is, 
called to the series of articles which has appeared in the 
Gardening in New England section of Horticulture for the last 
two months detailing the Society's various activities. It is 
hoped that all members of the Society will read these articles 
carefully in order that they may become better informed about 
the work which the Society is doing. 

On October 20, Dr. E. P. Felt of Stamford, Conn., gave a 
lecture on "What to Do About Your Trees," having in mind 
the damage done by the September hurricane. This was a 
useful and profitable lecture. 

On November 4, Mr. George L. Fischer of Maplewood, N. J., 
lectured on "Gourds and Gourd Culture," this lecture being 
given in co-operation with the New England Gourd Society. 

An important lecture was given on January 12 in co-opera- 
tion with the New England Wild Flower Preservation Society. 
The speaker was Dr. W. H. Camp of the New York Botanical 
Garden, his subject being, "Hunting Wild Flowers in Mexico." 

On the 21st of April, a very interesting lecture on "Lilies 
and How to Grow Them" was given by Mr. George L. Slate of 
Geneva, N. Y., son-in-law of the late Dr. Ernest H. Wilson. 

Robert G. Stone, Chairman. 

Report of the Committee on the Exhibition of the 
Products of Children's Gardens 

On August 25, 1938, Horticultural Hall was gay with the 
products of children's gardens. The rains of July and the heat 
of August caused fewer vegetables to be shown, but the Howard 


School in Brockton made a good display. For the eighth con- 
secutive year the Copeland School in Brockton won first prize 
for an excellent display of a large vase of cosmos, zinnias, and 
marigolds. This school also showed vegetables. Another good 
exhibition of fruit, vegetables, and flowers was made by the 
Prendergast Preventorium in Mattapan. 

The small hall contained many displays of well-labelled wild 
flowers: one of eighteen varieties was shown by Frances M. 
Hatch of Dorchester. An interesting exhibit of insects was 
made by a member of the 4-H Clubs. 

The outstanding exhibits of this show were two well-supplied 
roadside stands, one from Agawam and the other from the 
High School in Jamaica Plain. The latter was made with a 
thatched roof and with rustic shelves and a comfortable seat 
for the seller of the flowers, fruit and vegetables. It is to be 
hoped that more of these stands may be shown at the children's 
exhibition this year to encourage good displays of fruit and 
vegetables by our roadsides. 

It is interesting to know that it was just 50 years ago that 
the first exhibition was made by children in Horticultural Hall. 
It was a window garden shown in 1888. The first school garden 
was started by Mr. Henry L. Clapp, master of the George 
Putnam School in Roxbury, in 1890. 

Marian Roby Case, Chairman. 

The Result of the Balloting 

At 4:30 P.M. the polls were closed, 119 votes having been 
cast, and the following were declared elected : 
President, Edwin S. Webster 
Vice-President, Oakes Ames 

Trustees, Miss Marian Roby Case 
Charles K. Cummings 
Harlan P. Kelsey 
Fletcher Steele 
Mrs. Roger S. Warner 

The amendment submitted for action at this meeting was 
declared to have been adopted by a vote of 101 to 11. The 
meeting was then adjourned. 

Massachusetts Horticultural 



1900 Dr. Henry S. Pritchett, New York. 


1925 D. M. Andrews, Boulder, Colorado. 

1925 Rudolph D. Anstead, Bournemouth, England. 

1889 Dr. L. H. Bailey, Ithaca, New York. 

1925 F. R. S. Balfour, F.L.S., Dawyck, Stobo, Tweeddale, Scotland. 

1911 W. J. Bean, 2, Mortlake Road, Kew, England. 

1918 Desire Bois, Paris, France. 

1925 I. H. Burkill, F.L.S., "Clova," Fetcham Park, Leatherhead, 

Surrey, England. 
1921 Fred J. Chittenden, Royal Horticultural Society, Vincent 

Square, Westminster, London, England. 

1925 Woon Young Chun, Sun Yat Sen University, Canton, China. 

1925 Henri Correvon, Esq., Geneva, Switzerland. 

1925 G. W. Darnell- Smith, Director of the Sydney Botanic Gardens, 

Sydney, New South Wales. 
1925 Henry F. duPont, Winterthur, Delaware. 
1925 Pierre S. duPont, Wilmington, Delaware. 
1925 Charles C. Eley, M. A., F.L.S., Suffolk, England. 
1925 G. Fraser, Ucuelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. 

1925 W. G. Freeman, B.S.C., F.L.S., Imperial Institute, South 
Kensington, London S.W.7, England. 

1900 Beverly T. Galloway, Department of Agriculture, Washington, 

D. C. 
1918 Professor N. E. Hansen, Brookings, South Dakota. 
1911 Professor U. P. Hedrick, Geneva, New York. 

1925 Sir Arthur W. Hill, K.C.M.G., F.R.S., F.L.S., Royal Botanic 
Gardens, Kew, Surrey, England. 

1925 Professor H. H. Hu, Fan Memorial Institute of Biology, Peking, 

1925 Mrs. C. L. Hutchinson, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. 
1925 Charles W. Knight, Oakdale, New York. 
1921 C. E. Lane-Poole, Canberra, Australia. 



1925 C. C. Laney, Rochester, N. Y. 
1911 M. Emile Lemoine, Nancy, France. 

1925 Sir J. S. Maxwell Bart, K.T., Pollok House, near Glasgow, 

1918 J. Horace McFarland, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 
1925 John McLaren, San Francisco, California. 
1925 Mrs. William Mercer, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. 
1925 Dr. Kingo Miyabe, Imperial University, Sapparo, Japan. 

1898 Sir Frederick W. Moore, F.L.S., Willbrook House, Rathfara- 

ham, Co. Dublin, Ireland. 
1918 Dr. George T. Moore, Botanical Gardens, St. Louis, Missouri. 
1925 F. Cleveland Morgan, Montreal, Canada. 
1925 M. L. Parde, Nogent-sur-Vernisson (Loiret), France. 

1925 I. B. Pole-Evans, C.M.G., Chief of Division and Director, 

Botanical Survey, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa. 
1906 Lt.-Col. Sir David Prain, C.M.G., F.R.S., F.L.S., Warlingham, 

Surrey, England. 
1925 Miss Isabella Preston, Ottawa, Canada. 
1925 Johannes Rafn, Skovfrokontoret, Copenhagen, Denmark. 
1906 Dr. Henry N. Ridley, C.M.G., F.R.S., F.L.S., M.A., Kew, 

Surrey, England. 
1925 Camillo Schneider, c/o Gartenschonheit, Berlin-Westend, 

1925 F. L. Skinner, Dropmore, Manitoba. 
1925 Sir William Wright Smith, F.L.S., Royal Botanic Garden, 

Edinburgh, Scotland. 
1893 Professor William Trelease, Urbana, Illinois. 

1918 F. Gomer Waterer, Knaphill, Surrey, England. 

1925 Cyril T. White, Government Botanist, Brisbane, Queensland, 

1919 J. C. Williams, Gorran, Cornwall, England. 

1921 Gurney Wilson, Secretary Royal Horticultural Society Orchid 

Committee, Vincent Square, London S.W.I, England. 
1925 John C. Wister, Germantown, Pennsylvania. 
1925 Major A. C. T. Woodward, Bewdley, Worcestershire, England. 


The following names were added to the membership rolls in 
1938. An asterisk signifies a life member. 

Abe, Mr. William, West Newton 
Abbe, Mr. Frederick R., Hingham 
Adams, Mrs. James D., Pittsfield, N. H. 
Adams, Dr. Z. B., Brookline 
Addison, Mr. Henry D., Florence 
Agassiz, Mrs. Rodolphe L., Prides 

Agnew, Miss Annie E., East Providence, 

R. I. 
Agrella, Mrs. Maurice, Revere 
Ainsworth, Miss Dorothy S., 

Akin, Mrs. C. Gardner, Jr., New 

Aldrich, Mrs. H. E., Springfield, Vt. 
Allan, Mrs. Lois A., Squantum 
Allen, Mrs. Charles G., Chestnut Hill 
Allen, Mrs. Chester B., Melrose 

Allison, Mrs. Clifford, Waddington, 

N. Y. 
Ambrose, Mrs. Frank S., Roxbury 
Amory, Mrs. John S., Wenham 
Anderson, Mrs. Carrie E., Portland, 

Andrews, Mr. L. V., Worcester 
Andrews, Mr. Stanley E., Waltham 
Anthony, Mr. Alfred W., Jr., Waltham 
Anthony, Mrs. John C, Dedham 
Apollonio, Miss Susan L., Chestnut Hill 
Arms, Mr. B. L., Farmington, Maine 
Armstrong, Mr. Benjamin L., New 

London, Conn. 
Armstrong, Mrs. Gr. W., Auburndale 
Armstrong, Miss Mary E., Wellesley 
Arnold. Mrs. M. Hollis, Barrington, 

R. I. 
Aronson, Miss Annie M., Brockton 
Ashforth, Mrs. H. A., Greenwich, Conn, 
Ashley, Mrs. Clifford W., South 

Aspegren, Mrs. Carl, Watertown 
Aver, Mr. Hazen H., Winchester 
Babson, Mrs. Elmer W., Gloucester 
Bacon, Miss Maud W., Chelsea 
Bailey, Mr. Nelson, Wells River, Vt. 
Baker, Mr. Charles F., Westdale 
Baker, Mrs. Edwin 0., Milton 
Baker, Mrs. Thomas, Arlington 
Baldwin, Mrs. Lathrop H., Rutland, Vt. 
Banks, Mr. Abraham, Lowell 
Bardwell, Mr. Robert D., Pittsfield 
Barlow, Mr. Henry M., Greens Farms, 

Barnes, Dr. Janet. East Gardner 
Barnet, Mr. John S., Boston 
Barnett, Mr. William, Jr., Manchester 
Barrows, Mrs. Frank G., Sharon 
Barry, Mrs. John L., Hingham 
Bartel, Mrs. Paul W., Waltham 

Bartlett, Mr. Morton, Boston 
Bartlett, Mr. Ralph Sylvester, Eliot, 

Bartlett, Mrs. Spaulding, Webster 
Bartow, Mrs. Howard Key, Cohasset 
Bassett, Mrs. Jane S., North Weymouth 
Batchelor, Mrs. Joseph. Marblehead 
Bates, Mr. Everett E., Marblehead 
Bates, Miss Martha J., Newton 

Baxter, Miss Bertha, East Gloucester 
Baxter, Mrs. T. Evans, Ashville, N. C. 
Baxter, Mrs. William, Newton Centre 
Bean, Mrs. H. Whiteford, Norwood 
Bean, Dr. Harold C, Salem 
Beck, Miss Josephine, Winchendon 
Bearse, Mr. Fred A., Springfield 
Beckwith, Mrs. Stedman, Quincy 
Beebe, Mr. Murray C, Mt. Carmel, 

Bellatty, Mrs. Charles E., Brookline 
Belmonte, Mr. Ciriaco, Revere 
Benedict, Miss Susan R., Northampton 
Benson, Mrs. Henry P., Marblehead 

Bentley, Mrs. Samuel E.. New Bedford 
Bergman, Mr. Herbert F., Amherst 
Berkeley, Miss Elinor, Newton Centre 
Berman, Dr. P. G., Lowell 
Berry, Mr. Gilbert A., Penacook, N. H. 
Besserer, Mrs. R. 0., Portsmouth, N. H. 
Beston, Mr. Henry, Hingham 
Bettridge, Mrs. Elizabeth A., Arlington, 

*Bigelow, Miss Gladys M., Newton 

Bike, Mrs. Edward L., Melrose 
Bill, Mr. Charles G., Hartford, Conn. 
Billings, Mr. Louis F., Auburndale 
Bingham, Miss Helen E., Littleton, 

N. H. 
Binmore, Mr. Tom V., Jamaica Plain 
Bissell, Miss Eva E., Boston 
Blackledge, Mr. Clarence, Bristol, R. I. 
Blake, Mrs. Eugene M., Hamden, Conn. 
Blakely, Miss Bertha E., South Hadley 
Blanchard, Prof. Arthur A., Brookline 
Blanchard, Mr. Fred M., Newtonville 
Bleakney, Mrs. Guy, Cambridge 
Bliss, Mr. Albert L., Pittsfield 
Bliss, Mrs. Frederick W., Wakefield 
Blodgett, Miss H. Muriel, Melrose 
Bond, Mrs. A. M., West Acton 
*Bond, Mrs. Kenneth Bacon, Brookline 
Bonney, Mrs. Amy E., Hanover 
Boomhower, Miss Miriam A., 

Danielson, Conn. 
Booth, Mrs. George F., Worcester 
Boutwell, Mrs. H. R., Wilmington 
Boyd, Mr. Howard Phillips, Billerica 




Boyden, Mrs. Walter, Cambridge 
Bradley, Mrs. Charles, East Providence, 

R. I. 
Bradley, Miss Ethel H., Boston 
Bradley, Mr. Morton C, Arlington 
Braley, Miss Helen Miriam, Arlington 
Bray, Miss Maud J., Jamaica Plain 
Breed, Mr. A. Francis, Chestnut Hill 
Brewster, Mrs. Ellis W., Plymouth 
Brewster, Miss Sarah, Plymouth 
Bridgeman, Miss G. L., Bridgewater 
Broadhurst, Miss Grace A., Hartford, 

Brock, Mr. Elbert H., Boston 
Brooks, Mr. Jonas H., St. Johnsbury, 

Brown, Mrs. Alice E., Melrose 
Brown, Mr. Floyd M., Belmont 
Brown, Mrs. Frances, Roxbury 
Brown, Dr. Plumb, Springfield 
Brown, Mr. Thomas J., Boston 
Browne, Mr. Herbert D., Farmington, 

N. H. 
Bryant, Miss Elizabeth B., Allston 
Brymer, Miss Marjorie H., Roslindale 
Buck, Mr. H. C, Reading 
Buck, Mr. M. K., West Medford 
Buckland, Mrs. Edward G., New Haven, 

Bunker, Mrs. Austin, Winchester 
Bunker, Mrs. Leslie, Southwest Harbor, 

Burgin, Mrs. C. Rodgers, Milton 
Burke, Miss Mary T., Worcester 
Burnett, Mrs. Francis Lowell, 

Burns, Miss Agnes D., Brighton 
Burpee, Miss Jennie M., Fairhaven 
Burwell, Mrs. C. Sidney, Brookline 
Bushby, Mr. Curtis L., Lynn 
Bussom, Mr. Herbert E., Lexington 
Butler, Mr. Neil O., Medway 
Butterfield, Mrs. James A., Maiden 
Butts, Mrs. Harry W., Rockport 
Byington, Mrs. Edwin H., Needham 
Cabot, Mrs. Hugh, Jr., Marblehead 
Cahill, Mr. Edward J., East Boston 
Cahn, Mr. Erich, New York, N. Y. 
Cailler, Mr. Leonard Joseph, Keene, 

N. H. 
Caldwell, Mrs. Otis W., New Milford, 

Caldwell, Mr. Sam Y., Nashville, Tenn. 
Callaghan, Mrs. M. E., Arlington 
Callahan, Mrs. James H., West Roxbury 
Campagna, Mr. Nicholas A., Dedham 
Cardani, Mr. Charles A., Hyde Park 
Carleton, Mrs. Nina, Quincy 
Carlson, Mr. Harry F., Cambridge 
Carr, Miss Katherine L., Watertown 
Carrick, Mrs. Krickel K., Newton 

Carriuolo, Dr. A. J., Brockton 

Carroll, Miss Mary J., South Boston 
Carter, Mr. Albert P., Newtonville 
Carter, Mr. Frederick M., Tewskbury 
Carveth, Mr. Charles C, Atlantic 
Cary, Mr. Burton W., Winchester 
Cassasa, Miss Rose, Somerville 
Casten, Mrs. Virgil G., Newton Centre 
Caswell, Mrs. John, Prides Crossing 
Catheron, Mrs. Allison C, Newton 

Chace, Mr. C. Richmond, New Britain, 

Chadsey, Mrs. Earl, Saugus 
Chamberlain, Mrs. Charles W., 

Chambers, Mr. Walter L., Lexington 
Chandler, Mr. Edward H., Woodstock 
Chapman, Mrs. Jeanette P., Arlington 
Chapman, Miss Linda, Whitman 
Chapman, Mrs. Richard, Wellesley Hills 
Charnock, Mrs. George A., Braintree 
Chase, Mr. E. Sherman, Auburndale 
Chase, Mrs. Fred E., Portland, Maine 
Chase, Mrs. Russell P., Newton Centre 
Chase, Mrs. William F., West Newton 
Chenot, Miss Anna Adele, Northampton 
Child, Mr. Henry T., Cambridge 
Childs, Mrs. Arthur G., Waltham 
Chipman, Mrs. John, Winchester 
Claff, Mrs. C. Lloyd, Randolph 
Clark, Miss Edith M., Roxbury 
Clark, Miss Linna E., Dorchester 
Clark, Mr. William H., Winthrop 
Clark, Mr. Wilson D., Jr., Arlington 
Clarke, Mrs. Chester L., Portland, 

Clemmer, Mr. Clarke W., Springfield 
Closson, Mr. Addison W., Chestnut Hill 
Clough, Mrs. Grace P., Reading 
Clough, Mrs. Micajah P., Jr., 

Cobb, Miss Louise Wells, Woodstock, 

Coburn, Miss Louise, South Duxbury 
Coe, Mrs. Harrie B., Portland, Maine 
Coe, Mrs. Jefferson W., Worcester 
Colby, Mrs. Fletcher H., Newton Centre 
Colby, Mr. Willoughby A., Concord, 

N. H. 
Cole, Mrs. Helen P., Framingham 
Cole, Miss Virginia, Bradford, Vt. 
Coleman, Mrs. Edna F., West Roxbury 
Collier, Mrs. Victor W., Hopedale 
Comstock, Miss Ada L., Cambridge 
Conner, Mrs. Ethel M., Exeter, N. H. 
Connery, Mr. John E., Providence, R. I. 
Conrad, Mrs. Charles W., Walpole 
Cook, Miss Nancy, Hyde Park, N. Y. 
Coombs, Mr. Everett C, Reading 
Copley, Miss Ruth, West Medford 
Cosimini, Mrs. Roland F., Winthrop 
Costello, Miss Annabel, Lowell 
Coughlin, Dr. Fred A., Providence, R. I. 



Cox, Mr. Guy "W., Boston 
Cowan, Mrs. Herbert Winfield, Amherst 
Coyne, Mr. Robert P., Cohasset 
Cram, Mrs. Frank W., Cambridge 
Crane, Mrs. F. Warren, Wollaston 
Crapser, Miss Eunice, Waddington, 

N. Y. 
Crawford, Miss Josephine, Canton 
Creange, Mrs. Henry, Centerville 
Crombie, Mrs. Samuel B., Beverly 
Cronin, Miss Margaret, South Boston 
Cummings, Mrs. Charles K., Jr., 

Cunningham, Mrs. Juliette, Leland, 

Currier, Miss Mary L., Pawtucket, R. I. 
Curtiss, Mr. Harold M., Milford 
Cushman, Mr. Henry 0., Jamaica Plain 
Cushman, Mrs. Joseph A., Sharon 
Cutler, Mrs. James T., Brookline 
Cutler, Mr. Roland, South Sudbury 
Cutler, Rev. Wolcott, Charlestown 
Daly, Mrs. Reginald A., Cambridge 
Dana, Mr. Gorham. Brookline 
Danforth, Mr. Glen I., Hamburg, Iowa 
Danforth, Mrs. Murray S., Providence, 

R. I. 
Daniels, Mrs. J. A., Chestnut Hill 
Davidson. Mrs. Ralph R., Wollaston 
Davis, Miss Grace M., Sharon 
Davis, Mrs. John F. A., South Hamilton 
Dawson, Mr. William, Augusta, Maine 
Day, Mr. Frederick, Stoughton 
Deacy, Mrs. John J., Methuen 
Deane, Miss Julia C, Boston 
Delabarr, Mrs. Ruby Farland, Boston 
Delano, Mr. John Phillip, Waban 
deMontigny, Miss Jeannette A., 

Nashua, N. H. 
Dennison, Mr. Charles H., Wollaston 
Derby, Mrs. John E., Stow 
Derbyshire, Mrs. Raymond, Skowhegan 

Dewey, Mrs. Rena F., Brookline 
Dhooge. Mrs. Michael D., East Braintree 
Dittmar, Mr. F. Willard, Plymouth 
Dodkin, Mrs. Donald, Foxboro 
Doggett, Mr. George H., Boston 
Doherty, Mr. Claire L., Arlington 
Doherty, Mrs. M. H., South Lincoln 
Dore, Mr. Henry, Roxbury 
Dorr, Mr. Porter W., West Newton 
Dougall, Mr. James R., Marion 
Dougherty, Mr. William J., Portland, 

Doughty, Miss Annie W., Wellesley 
Dowding, Mrs. Bina, Lawrence 
Downes, Mrs. G. M., Framingham 
Drew, Miss Margery, Athol 
Dudley, Miss Katherine H., Holliston 
Dufrusne, Mr. Arthur P., Roslindale 
Durgin, Mrs. Alfred W., Maiden 
Dutton, Mr. Richard C, Attleboro 

Dyer, Mrs. Henry A., Portland, Maine 
Eastman, Mr. John M., Boston 
Edwards, Mr. Herbert E., Wellesley 

Edwards, Mr. Ralph W., Brunswick, 

Edwards, Mrs. Roger J., Danvers 
Ehinger, Mr. William J., Winthrop 
Ehrlich, Mrs. Henry, Clifton 
Eldredge, Mrs. Bartlett W., Welleslev 

Ellsworth, Miss Helen C, Athol 
Elston, Miss Margaret H., Roslindale 
Emery, Mrs. Harry S., Portland, Maine 
Enright, Mrs. William, Hopedale 
Estabrook, Mr. D. W., Winchester 
Estey, Mrs. John G.. Canton 
Evans, Mr. Walter W., Longmeadow 
Everitt, Mr. C. Raymond, Boston 
Fairbanks, Miss Vera B., Boston 
Fales, Miss Annie E., Westborough 
Farnsworth, Mr. Richard W., Braintree 
Farr, Mrs. David C, Methuen 
Farrar, Miss Annie G., Belmont 
Farrar, Miss R. Dora, Concord 
Farwell, Mrs. George, Nashua, N. H. 
Ferguson, Mrs. E. C, Pittsfield, N. H. 
Finlay, Miss Marion F., Wellesley 
Finnie, Mrs. Charles G., Scituate 
Finnie, Mr. George W., Dublin, N. H. 
Fisher, Mr. Benjamin, Belmont 
Fisher, Mrs. Richard B., Gloucester 
Fitch, Mrs. Louis H., Newton Centre 
FitzPatrick, Mrs. Mary, North Abington 
Fletcher, Mrs. Frank, Aver 
Fogg, Mr. George P., Brookline 
Fogg, Mrs. Walter, Somerville 
Fogg, Mr. Wendell F., Cambridge 
Folley, Mr. Gayland E., Orono, Maine 
Folsom, Mrs. Hugh, Southboro 
Forbes, Mrs. David, Sherborn 
Forbes, Mrs. J. Malcolm, Jr., Cambridge 
Forbes, Mr. T. Murray, Boston 
Fordham, Mr. Alfred J., Jamaica Plain 
Forsaith, Miss Frances, Needham 

Forsythe, Mr. H. H., Salem 
Foster, Mrs. Richard L., Brooklyn, 

N. Y. 
Fox, Mrs. Matthew J., Brookline 
Franek, Miss Maybelle Loud, Pembroke 
Fredey, Mrs. Charles F., Newton 
Freeman, Mrs. Joseph, North Andover 
French, Mrs. Frank P. N., Athol 
Frost, Mrs. E. LeRoy, Reading 
Frost, Mrs. E. Russell, Dover 
Frost, Mr. James C, Somerset 
Fuller, Mrs. Caleb Anthony, Dunbarton, 

N. H. 
Fuller, Mr. H. Elliot, Concord, N. H. 
Fuller, Mr. John R., Salem 
Gallagher, Mrs. J. R., Andover 



Ganson, Mrs. Charles MacKay, Weston 
Gardner, Mrs. Edson A., West 

Garfield, Mrs. John F., Newton Upper 

Gauthier, Mr. Phillip J., Portland, 

Gavitt, Mrs. Lester, Brookfield 
Gay, Mrs. Robert M., Newton Highlands 
Geddes, Mr. James G., Melrose 
Genereux, Mr. Harvey, Jamaica Plain 
George, Mrs. James M., Manchester, 

N. H. 
Gerstley, Mrs. Arthur C, South 

Gibbons, Miss Rosa M., Maiden 
Gill, Mr. Harold L., Belmont 
Gilman, Mrs. Henry H., Haverhill 
Gilmour, Mrs. William, Brookline 
Glazier, Mr. William H. M., Peter- 
borough, N. H. 
Godfrey, Mrs. Henry S., Weymouth 

Goldstein, Mrs. Edward, Tilton, N. H. 
Goodchild, Mr. A. L., Holyoke 
Goodspeed, Mrs. George, Wilton, Maine 
Gorman, Miss Jane, Dorchester 
Gosselin, Mrs. Louis V., East Milton 
Gostyla, Mr. Alfred W., Meriden, Conn. 
Gould, Mr. Harold P. Nahant 
Gould, Mr. L. A., Gleasondale 
Graf, Mrs. Frederick, Keene, N. H. 
Grant, Mr. Walter C, Ipswich 
Grebenstein, Mrs. Henry D., Reading 
Green, Mrs. George E., Kensington, 

Greene, Mrs. M. H., Concord, N. H. 
Greene, Mrs. Raymond, Bath, Maine 
Grew, Mrs. Randolph C, Boston 
Greydon, Mrs. William F., Woburn 
Groff, Mrs. W. E., West Medford 
Grover, Mrs. C. M., Cambridge 
Guilford, Mrs. J. W., Amherst 
Hagerty, Mrs. Winifred, Nashua, N. H. 
Haines, Miss H. Evanel, Arlington 
Hald, Mrs. Fred C, Somerville 
Hale, Miss Faith J., Brookline 
Hale, Mr. Frank Gardner, Boston 
Haley, Miss Adelaide, Dorchester 
Hall, Mrs. A. D., Arlington 
Hall, Mrs. Irving K., Cambridge 
Hall, Mr. M. P., Brookline 
Halsey, Mr. John T., New Orleans, La. 
Hamblen, Mrs. E. S., South Weymouth 
Hamblin, Miss Marjorie, Jamaica Plain 
Hamilton, Mr. Earl F., Findlay, Ohio 
Hamilton, Miss Florence, Roslindale 
Hamlin, Mrs. F. D., South Portland, 

Hammond, Miss Hazel M., Newtonville 
Handy, Mr. Bobby G., Cataumet 
Hanitch, Mrs. Louis, Hopkins, Minn. 
Hanrahan, Miss Margaret F., Waverley 

Harding, Mrs. Frederick W., 

Harding, Mr. Joseph A., Salem 
Harding, Miss Madeleine, Boston 
Hardy, Mrs. F. Kenneth, Reading 
Hardy, Mr. O. A., South Braintree 
Harper, Mrs. Charles F., Walpole 
Harriman, Mrs. Susan S., Boston 
Harrington, Mr. James J., Ashmont 
Harris, Mrs. Henry W., Jr., Newton 
Harrower, Mrs. Norman, Fitchburg 
Hart, Comdr. Stanley D., Portsmouth, 

R. I. 
Hartshorn, Mrs. George Deane, 

Haskell, Prof. Joseph N., Melrose 
Hatch, Miss G. E., Stamford, Conn. 
Haynes, Mrs. Jennie, Reading 
Haysmer, Dr. C. A., Melrose 
Hayward, Mrs. Nathan, Manchester 
Hayward, Mr. Wyndham, Winter Park, 

Hebert, Mr. V. Leslie, Weymouth 
Heineman, Mrs. David E., Leland, Mich. 
Hemenway, Mrs. Russell G., Newtonville 
Hequembourg, Miss Cerell E., Norton 
Hersee, Mr. Frederick C, Belmont 
Hicks, Mrs. Percy C, Swampscott 
Higgins, Mrs. Dorothy C, Watertown 
Hill, Mrs. Leah B., Wellesley Hills 
Hill, Mr. Ralph C, Ipswich 
Hill, Mrs. William A., Belmont 
Hinckley, Mr. Franklin R., Gloucester 
Hinckley, Mrs. George W., North 

Hodson, Mr. Robert H., Reading 
Hoe, Mrs. Arthur, West Medway 
Hoffmann, Mr. Bernhard, Stockbridge 
Holder, Mrs. Walter S., Swampscott 
Hollander, Mr. William, Winthrop 
Holmes, Dr. May Salona, Worcester 
Holt, Mrs. G. Edwin, Arlington 
Hopkins, Mrs. Mark, Dover 
Hopley, Mr. John W., Portsmouth, 

N. H. 
Home, Miss Mildred A., Westwood 
Horner, Mr. Kenrick Lancaster, 

Horowitz, Mr. Ben, Niantic, Conn. 
Horton, Mr. Willard I., Dorchester 
Hoskins, Dr. R. G., Waban 
Hosley, Mrs. Walter A., Waban 
Howard, Mrs. Henry, New Bedford 
Howard, Mr. John K., Boston 
Howard, Mrs. Newell M., Caribou, 

Howe, Miss Grace A., Quincy 
Howe, Mrs. Perry, Worcester 
Hoxie, Mrs. Frederick J., West 

Warwick, R. I. 
Hoyt, Miss Edith, Rye Beach, N. H. 
Hurd, Miss Jeannette S., Boston 
Hurley, Mr. James J., Chestnut Hill 



Hutchins, Mrs. Curtis M.. Bangor, 

Hutton. Mrs. Robert, Jr.. South Eliot, 

Hyde, Dr. Harold V., Boston 
Hyndman, Mrs. Brenton A.. 

Framingham Center 
Jackson, Mrs. Allen, Lincoln 
Jackson, Mr. Robert E., Pawtucket, 

R. I. 
Jacobi, Mrs. R., Gloucester 
Jacobs, Mr. Frank. Hinsdale. N. H. 
Jacobs, Mr. Loring H., Assinippi 
Jacobs, Miss Maude E., Dorchester 
James, Mrs. L. F., Andover 
Jenkins, Mrs. E. K., Braintree 

Johnson, Mrs. Ernest V., Maiden 
Johnson, Miss Fannie. Ashland 
Johnson, Mr. Peter A., Brighton 
Johnson, Mr. Ralph M., Coudersport, 

Johnston, Mrs. Florence S., South 

Jones, Mrs. G-erald D., North Amherst 
June, Mrs. Herbert E., Danvers 
Kaman, Miss Evelyn L.. Chestnut Hill 
Kanter, Miss Marion R., South Easton 
Keefe, Miss Ella Mildred, Marblehead 
Keene, Mr. Roy D., Lexington 
Kelley, Mrs. Elvah Hayes, Farmington, 

N. H. 
Kemble, Mrs. Parker H.. Marblehead 
Kendall, Mr. Edward D., Auburndale 
Kennedy, Miss Constance F., Melrose 
Kenny. Mrs. Thomas M. B., Belmont 
Keough, Mrs. William T., West Roxbury 
Kerwin, Mrs. Joseph, Everett 
Kettley. Mr. R. A., Saco, Maine 
Key, Mrs. Francis F., New Bedford 
King, Mrs. Alberta, Lowell 
King, Mrs. Merrill J., Wellesley Hills 
Kingsbury, Mr. S. M., Shrewsbury 
Kinsley, Mrs. Willburt E., Winchester 
Kinsman, Mrs. William Abbot, 

Kitchen, Mr. E. M., New York, N. Y. 
Kitt, Mr. Greenwood W., Allston 
Kluge, Mrs. L. H., Lakeview, Mich. 
Knowles. Mrs. H. S., Needham Heights 
Kurth, Mrs. Harold R., Methuen 
Kyle, Mrs. Morton, Plymouth 
*Lamb, Miss Aimee, Boston 
Lamb, Mrs. 0. F., Milton 
Lamb, Mrs. Leon, Watertown 
Lane, Miss Ida M., Newton Centre 
Lane, Mr. John F., Belmont 
Larsen, Mrs. Elvira E., Roslindale 
Larsen, Mr. Richard W., Dorchester 
Laskey, Dr. Howard G., Carolina, R. I. 
Lawrence, Miss Elizabeth, Raleigh, 

N. C. 

Leach, Miss Charlotte H., New Haven, 

Leavitt, Miss Annie. Ashland 
Leavitt, Miss Estelle E., Roxbury 
Leavitt, Mr. Robert Greenleaf, Kezar 

Falls, Maine 
Lee, Miss Janet, Brookline 
Lee, Mrs. John C, Wellesley 
Lee, Mrs. Kate S., Danvers 
Leland, Mr. Dudley R., Norfolk 
Leland, Mr. Joseph D., Milton 
Lemon, Miss Minnie I., South Royalston 
Lenzen, Mr. A. T., North Attleboro 
Lewis, Mrs. Lester C, Cambridge 
Libbey, Mr. Albert E., Eliot, Maine 
Light, Mrs. Richard S., Boston 
Lindsey, Mrs. Joseph B., Amherst 
Lindsey, Mrs. Nellie M., North 

Monmouth, Maine 
Litchfield, Miss Clara B., Plymouth 
Livingston, Mrs. Perry D., New 

Gloucester, Maine 
Livingston, Mr. S. Morris, Weston 
Livsly, Mr. Charles. Needham 
Logan, Mr. George W.. South Acton 
Lopes, Mr. Manuel P.. East Falmouth 
Lord, Mrs. Anna G., Searsport, Maine 
Loring, Miss Alice Page, Concord 
Lothrop, Mr. Chester H., Lexington 
Loud. Miss Miriam J., Framingham 
Lovell, Mrs. Stanley T., Goffstown, 

N. H. 
Lovett. Mr. H. E., Cohasset 
Loveys. Miss Mabel A.. Chelsea 
Lund. Mrs. Fred B., Jr., Newton Centre 
Lundsted. Mrs. L. C, Melrose 
Lynch, Mr. George J.. Dorchester 
Lynch, Mrs. Henry H., Brookline 
Lyne, Mr. Oscar, Spring Station, Ky. 
Lyon, Miss Harriet. Shirley Center 
MacCarragher. Mrs. Joseph, Maiden 
MacDaniels, Mr. L. H.. Ithaca, N. Y. 
MacLellan, Miss Gertrude E., Everett 
MacLeod, Mr. Everett L., Brighton 
MacNevin, Mr. Hector, Milton 
Macone, Mrs. Daniel A., Medford 

MacPherson, Miss Frances White. 

Newton Centre 
Maddocks, Mrs. Chester A., Maiden 
Mahan, Miss Agnes M., Natick 
Mann, Mrs. H. L., Winchester 
Mann, Mrs. Marion, South Hanson 
Manning, Miss Alice, Lexington 
Mansfield, Miss Helen L., Lowell 
Mansfield, Mrs. Samuel H., Gloucester 
Manwaring, Mr. Joshua George Dowell, 

Markell, Mrs. Edward, Brookline 
Martin, Mrs. James R., Cochituate 
Massey, Mr. Willard, Stoneham 
Mattus, Mr. Theodore T., Worcester 



Mayo, Mrs. Chester G., Portsmouth, 

N. H. 
McAffee, Mr. James R., Mattapoisett 
McCarthy, Mrs. Charles, North Easton 
McCloy, Mr. Joseph F., New York, N. Y. 
McGrath, Mr. John R., Braintree, Mass. 
McGrath, Miss Mary A., South 

McGrath, Miss Teresa V., Peabody 
Mclntire, Mr. H. F., North Reading 
Mcintosh, Miss Lilias, Wellesley 
McMenamen, Miss Sarah E., Westdale 
McShane, Mrs. Julia A., Stoneham 
Mellgren, Mr. Guy, Jr., Hingham 
Messenger, Mrs. Winthrop N., Melrose 
Meyer, Mrs. Bessie, Maiden 
Miller, Mr. Carroll F., Braintree 
Miller, Mrs. Henry W., Belmont 
Miller, Mr. "Walter J., Belmont 
Millett, Mrs. William L., Roxbury 
Milner, Mrs. Harry R., Westerly, R. I. 
Miner, Mrs. L. M. S., Newtonville 
Mitchell, Miss Emily Jane, Groton 
Mixer, Mr. Charles A., Rumford, Maine 
Monahan, Mrs. Neil F., Dedham 
Monson, Miss Ingrid, Lowell 
Montgomery, Mrs. James A., Sharon 
Moore, Mr. Arthur J., Woburn 
Moore, Mrs. F. W., Brockton 
Moore, Dr. Frederick P., East Gardner 
Moore, Mrs. James D., Dorchester 
Moran, Mr. Francis V., Boston 
Morello, Mr. Joseph, West Roxbury 
Moreton, Miss Edith M., Melrose 
Morgan, Mrs. S. St. John, Chestnut Hill 
Morrell, Mr. D. R., Auburn, Maine 
Morris, Mr. Charles, Milton 
Morrison, Mrs. Howard A., Winchester 
Morrison, Mr. James, Rye Beach, N. H. 
Morrow, Mr. George T., Newton 
Morse, Mrs. Howard B., West Roxbury 
Moss, Mr. John T., New Haven, Conn. 
Moulton, Mrs. Francis S., Milton 
Moulton, Miss Lucy M., Beverly 
Mudge, Mr. John G., Newton 
Munro, Mrs. Dorothy Rockwell, 

Murchie, Mr. Guy, Nassau, Bahamas 
Murphy, Mr. Francis X., Charlestown 
Murphy, Mr. George J., Rumford, 

Murphy, Mr. James J., Arlington 
Murphy, Mr. John J., West Roxbury 
Myerson, Miss Fannie, Roxbury 
Nash, Mrs. William B., Wellesley 
Nathanson, Mrs. Frances, North Quincy 
Neely, Mr. William J., Dorchester 
Newcomb, Mrs. Harvey P., Swampscott 
Newell, Mrs. Baxter, Wollaston 
Newell, Mr. J. Elmer, Quincy 
Newell, Mrs. John L., Jr., Brookline 
Newhall, Mrs. May D., Swampscott 
Nicholls, Mr. Norman F., Westwood 

Nichols, Mrs. Rodman A., Salem 
Nilson, Mr. Sven A., Newton 
Nix, Mr. James V., Pearl River, La. 
Noble, Mrs. Robert E., Adams 
Norton, Mr. V. A., Reading 
Nowak, Mrs. Stanley J. G., Belmont 
Noyes, Mrs. Charles W., Portland, 

Noyes, Mrs. Emma H., Dansville, N. Y. 
Oakes, Mr. John W., Worcester 
O'Connell, Mr. R. M., Gloucester 
O'Conner, Mr. Francis, Lynn 
Oliver, Mrs. Clifford R., Wellesley Hills 
Oliver, Mrs. Susan F., Braintree 
O'Neil, Miss Mary E., Worcester 
Ouderkirk, Mr. M. H., Brockton 
Paige, Mrs. Milton C, Arlington 
Palmer, Mr. Harry, Wollaston 
Parker, Mr. Frank E., Needham 
Parker, Mrs. Frederick H., Westfield 
Paro, Mrs. George P., Melrose 

Patch, Mrs. James A., Carlisle 
Patten, Mrs. William F., Hingham 
Perednia, Mr. Casper J., Norwood 
Perley, Mr. C. A., Winthrop, Maine 
Perry, Miss Catherine L., Boston 
Perry, Mrs. Ernestine C, Springfield 
Pervere, Mrs. E. W., North Andover 
Peterkin, Mrs. L. Denis, Andover 
Pettee, Mrs. Grace M., Newton Upper 

Petzold, Mrs. Herbert E., Lawrence 
Phemister, Mrs. David K., Lincoln 
Phinney, Miss Jennie E., Dorchester 
Pickhardt, Mrs. Carl E., West Newton 
Pickrell, Mr. J. W., Elkhart, Ind. 
Pierce, Mr. Lincoln W., Milton 
Pinkham, Miss Doris B., West 

Pitcher, Mrs. Raphael C, Boston 
Piatt, Mrs. Charles A., Windsor, Vt. 
Plimpton, Miss Lucy Dwight, Abington 
Pond, Mrs. J. Waldo, Dorchester 
Potter, Miss Kate, Newton 
Potter, Mrs. Leicester R., Brookline 
Potter, Miss Sarah E., Charlestown, 

N. H. 
Prescott, Mrs. E. L., West Roxbury 
Price, Mrs. Arthur, Madbury, N. H. 
Pritchard, Mrs. A. E., Cambridge 
Provo, Mr. Lester G., Brookline 
Puffer, Miss Caroline T., Springfield 
Quiring, Mr. Gustave A., Boston 
Ragle, Mrs. B. Harrison, Boston 
Rand, Mrs. Grace, Livermore Falls, 

Randall, Mrs. Orvis L., Brockton 
Rawson, Mrs. Edward L., Newtonville 
Rea, Mr. Eben E., Wakefield 
Reed, Mrs. Albro P., Marblehead 
Rego, Mr. Manuel J., Fall River 
Renner, Mrs. M. S., Lincoln 



Reynolds, Mrs. James R., Wenham 
Rhoades, Mr. Paul Whitney, South 

Rich, Mrs. Ruth B., South Hanson 
Richard, Miss Eileen, Avon 
Richards, Mrs. Walter E., Braintree 
Richardson, Mrs. Bertram C, 

Richardson, Mrs. E. Humner, Newton 

Rick, Mr. Charles M., Cambridge 
Rimbach, Mrs. Fred W, Acton 
Rimmer, Mrs. Charles P., South 

Rines, Mrs. Clinton, Westbrook, Maine 
Robbins, Mrs. Lester, Groton 
Roberts, Mrs. Benjamin H., Walpole 
Robertson, Mrs. John T., Mont Vernon, 

N. H. 
Robinson, Mr. D. E., South Norwalk, 

Robinson, Mrs. E. P., Durham, N. H. 
Roche, Mrs. Charles F., Swampscott 
Rogers, Mrs. Marian P., Newton Centre 
Rollins, Mrs. Fiske, Braintree 
Root, Mrs. Doris E., Northampton 
Ropes, Mrs. Charles F., Salem 
Rose, Miss Lottie A., Waltham 
Rosenberger, Mrs. Andrew F., Brookline 
Rotenberg, Mr. Sol, Chestnut Hill 
Rubel, Mr. C. Adrian, Needham 
Rugg, Mrs. Charles B., Boston 
Ruggero, Mr. Frank, Brighton 
Rust, Miss Harriett E., Hingham 
Sachs, Mrs. Robert, Brookline 
Salzgeber, Mr. Gustave A., Milton 
Sanderson, Mr. Gordon C, Abington 
Sanderson, Dr. Robert, Dedham 
Sanger, Mrs. R. C, Braintree 
Sargent, Mrs. Edwin D., Milford, N. H. 
Saunderson, Dr. H. H., Brighton 
Sawtell, Miss Alice, East Lynn 
Sawyer, Mrs. George Y., Swampscott 
Sayward, Mrs. Ralph K., Maiden 
Schmierer, Mr. George H., Natick 
Schumb, Mrs. Martin T., East Milton 
Schurest, Mrs. A. M., Roxbury 
Schworm, Mr. George M., North Quincy 
Schwerer, Mr. Walter, Auburndale 
Schofield, Miss Gladys, Macon, Ga. 
Scott, Miss Edith A., Medford 
Scott, Mrs. Harley J., South Hanson 
Scott, Miss Mary, Medford 
Scott, Mrs. Ralph Y., Melrose 
Scudder, Mrs. Charles L., Brookline 
Seabury, Mrs. G. H., Braintree 

Sears, Mr. Charles M., Boston 
Sears, Miss E. Elizabeth, Boston 
Sears, Mrs. Helen N., Boston 
Sellner, Mr. Frank W., Framingham 

Setti, Mr. G. A., Watertown 

Sewell, Mrs. H. R., Norwell 
Sewell, Mrs. R. R., Dedham 
Shaw, Mr. Frank S., Walpole 
Sherburne, Mrs. Edith G., E. Providence 

Centre, R. I. 
Sherman, Miss Edna P., Dorchester 

Sherman, Mrs. Edward M., Wellesley 
Sherman, Mr. John M., Belmont 
Sherman, Mr. Malcolm C, Marshfield 
Shoemaker, Mrs. J. Warren, Winchester 
Siegel, Mrs. Eli, Chestnut Hill 
Simons, Mr. Philip W., Longmeadow 
Simmons, Mr. Herbert C, Wollaston 
Skinner, Mrs. B. Warren, Lynnfield 

Skirm, Mr. George Wellington, Jamaica 

Slattery, Mr. R. B., Jamaica Plain 
Slocum, Mrs. Isaac M., Boston 
Small, Mrs. Harold P., Longmeadow 
Smith, Mrs. H. D. W., Dorchester 
Smith, Mrs. Mary C, Belmont 
Smith, Mrs. Orvil W., Wakefield 
Smith, Miss Rosa M., East Lynn 
Snell, Mrs. Joseph D., Wellesley 
Snelling, Miss Florence D., Gloucester 
Snyder, Mrs. F. S., Boston 
Snyder, Mr. Leonard W., Concord 
Snyder, Mrs. R. H., Belmont 
Soule, Miss Alice K., South Portland, 

Soule, Mrs. Leslie, Dedham 
Spike, Mrs. James E., Newton 
Spinney, Mrs. John E., Hudson 
Spoerl, Mrs. H. D., Springfield 
Springings, Miss Dorothy E., Boston 
Stammers, Miss Margaret C, Dorchester 
Standish, Mrs. E. C, West Roxbury 
Starr, Mrs. Harry A., Waltham 
Stearns, Mrs. Alfred E., Danvers 
Stebbins, Mrs. Robert E., Springfield 
Stephenson, Mrs. Preston T., Chestnut 

Sterritt, Mrs. William W., Belmont 
Stevens, Mrs. Ames, North Andover 
Stevens, Mrs. Sidney W., Springfield 
Stewart, Mr. John, Saylesville, R. I. 
Stilgoe, Mr. Jack, Milton 
Stockwell, Miss Minnie J., Athol 
Stone, Miss Esther, Ayer 
Stone, Mrs. James Thayer, Wolfeboro, 

N. H. 
Stone, Mrs. S. Robert, Waban 
Stone, Mrs. William, Cambridge 
Storer, Miss Edith, Chestnut Hill 
Stowell, Mrs. H. Kirke, Bryant Pond, 

Street, Mrs. Gerald G. E., Brookline 
Stuart, Mrs. Edward M., Waban 
Sturgis, Mrs. George P., Brookline 
Sundlie, Miss Gertrud M., Arlington 
Sutherland, Mrs. Andrew B., Lawrence 



Swan, Mr. Edward W., Brookline 
Swasey, Mrs. Grace D., Intervale, N. H. 
Sweetland, Mrs. Rebecca, Newtonville 
Syme, Mrs. J. F., West Yarmouth 
Tamm, Miss Agnes, Groton 
Tauber, Mr. H. G., East Dedham 
Taylor, Mr. Charles S., Mattapan 
Taylor, Mr. Horace, Brookline 
Taylor, Miss Laura F., Foxboro 
Teel, Mrs. Norcross, Belmont 
Teel, Mrs. Philip J., Medford 
Temple, Miss Louise L., Belmont 
Temple, Mrs. W. F., Jr., East Pembroke 
Thatcher, Miss Eleanor C, Framingham 
Thomas, Miss Atosso B., Boston 
Thomas, Miss Susan C, Plymouth 
Thompson, Mrs. Harold A., Harwichport 
Thompson, Mrs. Paul E., Middleboro 
Thompson, Mrs. Pearl G., Mount Airy, 

Thomson, Mrs. Charles R., Swampscott 
Thorndike, Miss Helen Duff, Dover 
Tibbetts, Mrs. Ralph E., Winchester 
Tillman, Mr. Carroll, Boston 
Tillson, Mr. William H., New Bedford 
Tingle, Mr. Leamon G., Pittsville, Md. 
Tobey, Mrs. Edith, Eliot, Maine 
Toney, Mrs. George R., Needham 

Toomey, Miss Annie J., Allston 
Topham, Mrs. John J., Dover, N. H. 
Tousey, Mrs. George, Melrose 
Towle, Mr. P. D., Belmont 
Trackett, Mrs. Mamie A., West Bend, 

Trask, Mr. R. Henry, Milton 
Travers, Mrs. R. G. H., Kingston, 

Tripp, Mrs. Arthur H., Middleboro 
Trussell, Mrs. Delma, Springvale, 

Tucker, Mrs. Wallace C, Milton 
Tufts, Mr. Joseph A., Dedham 
Turner, Miss Ella M., Newton Centre 
Turner, Miss Luella, Salem 
Turner, Mr. Wallace M., Westwood 
Tuttle, Mrs. Harlan E., Acton 
Tuttle, Mrs. William D., Acton 
Twitchell, Mrs. Richard S., Framingham 

Tyler, Miss Helen M., Lowell 
Underwood, Mrs. Robert 0., 

Portsmouth, N. H. 
Upham, Mr. James Phineas, Newton 

Valentine, Miss Frances W., Ashland 
Van Heiningen, Mr. Pieter J., New 

Haven, Conn. 
VanKleeck, Mrs. Walter L., Brookline 
VanOosten, Mrs. Harry J., Chestnut 

Varey, Mrs. Charles, Southboro 
Vaughan, Mrs. Arthur J., Worcester 

Vaughan-Lloyd, Miss Maxine, Brookline 
Vinal, Miss Bernice, Boston 
Wacha, Miss Odette C, Jamaica Plain 
Wait, Miss Ramona, Harvard 
Walcott, Mrs. Richard, Newton Centre 
Walcott, Mrs. Robert, Cambridge 
Waldinger, Mrs. C. P., Newton Centre 
Walker, Mrs. Morton E., East 

Walkey, Miss Delia R., South Hanson 
Walsh, Miss Caroline A., Boston 
Ward, Mrs. Arthur S., Marblehead 
Ward, Mr. Harley G., Hingham 
Ward, Mrs. Stanley, West Newton 
Ware, Mrs. John, Milton 
Warner, Mrs. Langdon, Cambridge 
Warren, Mrs. Fiske, Boston 
Warren, Mrs. L. H., Brockton 
Warren, Mr. Mervin L., West Medford 
Wax, Mr. Martin, Brookline 
Weatherley, Mr. Charles G., Centerville 
Webb, Miss Anna E., Groton 
Webb, Mr. Everett C, Boston 
Wedger, Mrs. W. L., Belmont 
Weer, Mrs. Robert Lawrence, Boston 
Welch, Mr. Andrew W., West Roxbury 
Wellman, Mr. Sargent H., Topsfield 
Wells, Mr. Arthur W., Newton 
Wells, Mrs. Channing M., Southbridge 
Wendel, Miss Mary, Ipswich 
Weston, Dr. A. F., Keene, N. H. 
Wetherbee, Miss Viola A., Hudson 
Wetterlow, Mr. Eric H., Manchester 
Wheeler, Mr. Alan R., Newport, R. I. 
Wheeler, Miss Katharine A., 

Wheeler, Miss Sybil C, Boston 
Whitcher, Miss Eleanor F., Bridgeport, 

Whitcher, Mrs. Oscar D., Dorchester 
White, Mrs. Franklin Warren, Boston 
White, Mrs. Irving H., Brookline 
White, Miss Karin A., Kittery Point, 

White, Mr. Ralph H., Belmont 
White, Mr. William J., South Portland 

Whiting, Miss Velma Everson, West 

Whiting, Mrs. Winfred H., Worcester 
Whitney, Mrs. C. Hayden, Concord 
Whitney, Mrs. Robert, Lexington 
Whittemore, Mrs. Evelyn B., Jamaica 

Whorf, Mr. Edward W., West Newton 
Wigglesworth, Mrs. Richard B., Milton 
Wight, Miss Dorothy E., Newton Centre 
Wightman, Mr. Frank A., Newtonville 
Wilbourn, Mr. V. J., Needham 
Wildes, Rev. Arthur Dudley, Grove 

Willard, Mr. E. A., Hingham 
Williams, Mrs. Albert B., Chestnut Hill 



Williams, Miss Edith M. L., Chelsea 
Williams, Mrs. Robert Wade, Medfield 
Williamson, Mr. William H., Milton 
Wilmarth, Mrs. E. R., Attleboro Falls 
Wilson, Mrs. Charles E., Saugus 
Wilson, Mr. Frank H., Newton Centre 
Wilson, Mr. John H., West Medway 
Winch, Mrs. Hannah J., Framingham 
Winsor, Miss Charlotte B., Brookline 
Wood, Mr. Francis J., Hollis, N. H. 
Wood, Mr. Frederick L., Nantasket 

Wood, Mr. George A., Westminster, Vt. 
Wood, Mrs. John F., Stoneham 

Woodberry, Mr. Gordon Foster, 

Woodburn, Mrs. E. S., Methuen 
Woods, Miss Helen A., Boston 
Woods, Mrs. John E., Brookline 
Woodworth, Mrs. H. W., Braintree 
Wyman, Mr. Oscar, Portsmouth, N. H. 
Yahnig, Mr. H. H., Springfield 
Young, Mr. E. A., Beaumont, Texas 
Young, Mrs. Florence P., Reading 
Young, Mrs. Robert G., Belmont 
Ziegel, Mrs. Louis, Brookline 
Zwicker, Dr. K. R., Wollaston 

Bequest to the Massachusetts 
Horticultural Society 

It is hoped by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society 
that it will not be forgotten by members who find it expedient 
to make their wills. This Society's financial condition is sound 
and its investments are good, but the income from many of its 
investments has declined because of decreased returns from its 
bond holdings. Expenses have naturally increased with the 
constantly growing membership, and more money is needed to 
extend the activities of the Society beyond its present limits. 
The following form of bequest is suggested : 


I give and bequeath to the Massachusetts Horticultural 

Society located in Boston, Massachusetts, the sum of 

to be used as the Board of Trustees 

may direct for the promotion of horticulture in its various 
forms and for extending the activities of the Society along 
educational lines.